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Recap: President Donald Trump’s visit to Columbia Nov. 1 Trump spoke about the economy, upcoming midterm elections and encouraged attendees to elect Attorney General Josh Hawley to the U.S. Senate.

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The musings of Céline Dion, Rihanna, Elton John and the Tony award-winning musical “Cats” pumped through the speakers of hangar 350 at Columbia Regional Airport. This wasn’t at a mixer for middleaged singles, it was amongst a sea of red “Make America Great Again” hats at President Donald Trump’s rally Nov. 1. The blend of pop ballads, John’s “Tiny Dancer,” and anxious soliloquies, “Memory” from the aforementioned Broadway musical, reflected what some attendees said they were feeling in the week before Election Day. They described it as a mix of elation from two years of Republican control and anxiety over the possibility of Democrats taking the U.S. House or Senate. MU sophomore Joe Kirsch, clad

in his Mizzou Drumline jacket, said he attended the rally to support T r u m p ’ s economic policies, which he worries may be slowed if Democrats flip either of the chambers. “I plan on getting somewhere around the f i n a n c e area,” Kirsch said. “Trump is creating a lot of jobs, which is very important for getting out of college.” Much of the rally President Donald Trump visited the Columbia Regional Airport on Nov. 1, 2018 in Columbia, Missouri. | PHOTO BY SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR MADI WINFIELD was focused on showing support for topic to the president, as it was the This claim came a day before the U.S. Senate candidate and Attorney rally’s first topic. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its General Josh Hawley and rallying “We have more Americans working latest employment summary, in which against his opponent, Democratic than any time in the history of our it reported a rise in employment by Sen. Claire McCaskill. Jobs and the country,” Trump said to the crowd. economy were also an important “That’s pretty good.” TRUMP |Page 4

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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Mizzou works to make contraceptives more available

National Science Foundation awards MU $5.2 million grant over five years

The newly formed organization has been collecting signatures since September for its Plan B petition, which focuses on the emergency contraceptives effort.

The grant will be used to establish the Advancing Research and its Impact on Society Center.

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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Mizzou is preparing for its Plan B petition, which focuses on the importance of having emergency contraceptives available to all students on campus. The organization has been collecting signatures for the petition since September, following a conference in

Detroit. “We took a couple people to a conference in Detroit over the summer and they strategized this campaign to get free emergency contraception for all students,” Audrey Aton, PPAM president, said. “When we got back, we sat down and wrote the petition.” Outside of its petition efforts, PPAM organized multiple events and fundraisers, the most recent being its “Better Late Than Never” seminar, which informed students about on-campus sexual education. “[People said that they] didn’t receive [sexual education] in high school or anywhere else so we knew it was going to have to be an intro to sexual education series,” Colleen Lee, PPAM treasurer, said.

Only 24 states require sex education in public schools, which was part of the reason for the event. Missouri legislature attempted to pass a bill mandating sexual education, but it failed to pass. “We started out with certain laws [regarding] how in the state of Missouri, sexual education is not required,” Lee said. “After that, we had the audience craft what their ideal and comprehensive sexual education would look like. In the rest of our series, we’re going to try and go down that list [and talk about them].” While there was some technical trouble acquiring a room to hold the event and figuring out how to format the discussion, overall

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RIDDHI ANDURKAR

Staff Writer

MU is establishing a network called the Advancing Research and its Impact on Society Center, using the $5.2 million grant awarded by the National Science Foundation. The development of the center is still in the beginning phase, but is expected to be fully operational in spring of 2019, according to Susan Renoe, assistant vice chancellor for research, extension and engagement. Renoe is also the executive director for the center. The ARIS Center is virtual

and its purpose is to help scientists share their research with each other and with the public, according to Renoe. “We do so much great research on our campus and many of our researchers are really great at conveying that to the public, but not everybody is,” Renoe said. “We want to make sure that we provide researchers with opportunities to get better at communicating and come up with ideas on how to engage in different and exciting ways.” She also hopes the center will help explain the value of basic research. “A lot of times when you’re working on basic research, you don’t have any idea where that basic research is going to take you,” Renoe

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New grants enable outreach in rural education The grant and award provide eMINTS with sum of $22.4 million to aid in STEM and prosocial behavior in rural schools. LAURA EVANS

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Enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies, an outreach program in the College of Education, was recently awarded $22.4 million from two federal grants and private sector matching funds. The $22.4 million total can be broken down into two basic components: the U.S. Department of Education awarded eMINTS the $14.6 million Supporting Effective Educator Development grant and the $4 million Education Innovation and Research Award. Kansas City AudioVisual matched the former with $3.42 million and the latter with $400,000. The SEED grant is the largest that the college has received to date. According to Kathryn Chval, dean of the College of Education, this fact may bring opportunities to other areas of the college. “In the College [of Education], we're looking for partners that want to invest in a national STEM education center, so grants like this could bring people to the table that wouldn't have necessarily engaged in conversations with us about establishing a center like that if they didn't know this was happening,” Chval said. The SEED grant will focus on strengthening STEM education in rural middle schools in Missouri and Kansas. The Education Innovation and Research Award will encourage prosocial learning in elementary

schools in seven southern Missouri rural districts. Deciding what groups to help and recruiting schools within that group is part of a rigorous grant writing process, eMINTS Director Christine Terry said. “Every time we do a project, we always determine criteria for what we're looking for in our participants,” Terry said. “The U.S. Department of Education often has a requirement that you work with ‘high-needs schools.’ There's a lot of interpretation as to what is a high-needs school, so you just need to make a case within your proposal that the schools that you want to work with are high-needs schools.” Another element in the process of obtaining a grant is securing matching funds from private sector companies such Christine Terry, director of the eMINTS National Center at the College of Education at MU, announces grants to help as Kansas City Audiorural schools on Oct. 24, 2018. | COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI NEWS BUREAU VIA SAM O’ KEEFE Visual, an AV supply company. eMINTS has been operating since where students are innovators, “In our very first 2010 Grant, KCAV 1999 to aid schools with professional collaborators and problem-solvers, was one of our partners among many development centered around four so we do that through a combination others,” Terry said. “Over time, they main components: authentic learning, of research proven teaching practices have just been so supportive of us. high quality lesson design, creating a and technology,” Terry said. They partner with us to ensure that community of learners and being While eMINTS’ work with the new we are able to stretch our technology powered by technology. budget to serve as many schools as “Our mission is to create classrooms possible, making every penny count. RURAL |Page 5

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Mandatory China Day seminar draws praise, criticism Holds on student accounts have since been lifted. EMILY WOLF

Assistant University News Editor The inclusion of a safety seminar for Chinese students as part of a China Student Day program has elicited mixed reactions from the students it was created to protect. The primary concern centered on MU’s decision to put administrative holds on student accounts until they attended in order to make the program mandatory. Several students felt that the program assumed Chinese students were unable to take care of themselves, according to a Columbia Missourian report from last month. Graduate student Zixiao Zhao, a doctoral student in the Division of Plant Sciences at MU, felt that holds

on student accounts who did not attend the seminar were a result of “administrative failure.” However, other students felt that the seminar was not only helpful, but necessary. “I think the reason they used the holds is because they want us to know how important this is,” freshman Yiteng Zhang said. “We’re all taught by our parents that safety is the most important thing in your life. So I think that’s mainly what they were trying to do. For me, if it’s something we have to go to, it’s reasonable.” News Bureau director Christian Basi said the seminar was first introduced in 2015, and was a result of collaboration between the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, the Chinese Consulate in Chicago and MU.

“Representatives from the student organization approached us about making this program after one Chinese student and one Chinese scholar died in accidental deaths,” Basi said. According to Yiteng, the seminar included discussions about car and driving safety, potential legal problems students could run into, and other problems Chinese students could face. Basi said that turnout was low in the first seminar, which was voluntary. Representatives from the CSSA approached MU and the decision to mandate attendance through holds on student accounts was made. He added that there have been no fatalities since the introduction of the seminar. “If it wasn’t mandatory, some

people wouldn’t go, because it was on a Saturday morning at 9 a.m.,” freshman Xiaoyu Chen said. “It’s pretty early and on the weekend, but it’s pretty important because the whole presentation is useful to everyone here.” Chen said that it would be help for students to have the presentation on a weekday. Zhang said that while moving the seminar to a weekday would help students, it would be difficult for government leaders, whose offices are in Chicago, and police officers who have to work. “The presentation from the police officer made some really crucial points, as a new driver,” Zhang said. “He explained the difference between driving here and driving in China,

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250,000 people and an unchanged unemployment rate of 3.7 percent in October 2018. Local business owner Chris Force said Trump handles the economy well, and while he thinks Democrats would impede on the president’s agenda, he remains confident regardless of the midterms’ outcome. “He’s scoring on the economy, unemployment, income,” Force said. “It’s nice to be in a good economy for a change.” Prior to Trump’s speech, a slew of Missouri’s Republican representatives vocalized their support for Trump and Hawley. Some of these representatives included Gov. Mike Parson, former Gov. John Ashcroft, Rep. Vicky Hartzler and Hawley himself. They spoke critically of Democrats, voiced concern about potential tax raises and encouraged attendees to vote for Hawley. Many said the Democrats and their policies were too liberal. Attendee Linda Waller said she felt that the Democrats’ policies were unrealistic. “I used to always vote Democrat,” Waller said. “My parents were Democrats. My dad was a union worker, but [the Democrats] just totally lost it. They're not realistic anymore, it’s like they've lost their minds.” Despite the worries Republican rally attendees and speakers raised about regressions from their accomplishments, they maintained hope.

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everything turned out satisfactory. “We had a bunch of people power so delegation wasn’t a hard thing. I think the event was super beneficial,” Lee said. The response to the discussion was overwhelmingly positive. “We did evaluations, both before and after,”

Rally attendees prepare for President Donald Trump’s arrival at the Nov. 1 rally. | PHOTO BY SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER MADI WINFIELD

“On November the sixth, because of the

leadership of Donald Trump, we’re going to call Claire McCaskill fired,” Hawley said before he Lee said. “We had a scale of not satisfied to very satisfied and it all came back satisfied and the survey was anonymous, so it was nice to be able to quantify it. We had a really good reception for the first event and obviously, we hope that attendance grows.” Looking forward, the club’s sexual education series is something the members want to do more frequently. PPAM is hoping to host one or two of the seminars every month following its first installment, Aton

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aclinkenbeard@themaneater.com said. Some of the club’s more long-term goals for this year include talking to Missouri representatives and organizing their annual fundraiser. “We’re planning on working with representatives in Missouri to try and tackle the Pink Tax, which is the tax on menstrual hygiene products, while also preparing for our annual fundraiser that we hold in the Spring,” Aton added. Edited by Caitlyn Rosen crosen@themaneater.com

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said. “Sometimes we don’t do a good enough job of explaining how basic research is the building block that takes us to the next innovation and discovery.” She believes the center will allow scientists to show the value of research in society, and how the research that happens on this campus every day impacts the lives of Missourians and people around the world. The idea for the network was introduced in 2014, when there were 40 members from about 20 institutions. That year, this network received a $500,000 grant from the NSF to establish a broader impacts network. This network was originally called the Broader Impacts and Outreach Network for Institutional Collaboration and is now called the National Alliance for Broader Impacts, Renoe said. The numbers have doubled every year since then, Renoe said. Now there are about 750 members from 250 organizations and eight countries. The foundational partners of the ARIS Center include Brown University, Duke University, Iowa State University, Madison Area Technical College, Michigan State University, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Oregon State University, Rutgers University and University of Wisconsin-Madison, according to an MU news release. The network is open to anyone who is interested in the impact of research in society. It is also open to researchers who want to integrate research

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and engagement, practitioners who develop and deliver outreach programming, policy makers, teachers, community members and evaluators. Angela Speck, the director of astronomy at MU and also the faculty fellow in the College of Arts and Science for outreach and engagement, believes that networking is important for all aspects of research. “Scientists tend to be on the introverted side,” Speck said. “Anything that allows us to be more interdisciplinary and to interact better with each other is always going to be helpful. [The center] is something that we may not realize we need because we think we do this well already, but [we’ll] take the help that’s being offered.” Speck believes that with networking, scientists

can not only share their projects, but can also collaborate with other scientists and connect the research in their own discipline to other departments. “Sometimes you don’t realize that something you’re doing is similar to something in a completely different discipline,” Speck said. “[The center] is the way you might find that. I’m now working with someone in mechanical engineering who does models of explosions and we’re applying it to space. It may be that someone who is studying something in a magnetic material relates to something somebody in geosciences is doing. Making those connections is really important.” Edited by Morgan Smith mosmith@themaneater.com


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grants will utilize devices such as Chromebooks and 3D Printers, Johannes Strobel, professor in the College of Education in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, said the “technology” the program utilizes is more about processes. “You can talk about an iPhone as technology,” Strobel said. “You can also talk about using an engineering design process like empathy, ideation, finding out possible solutions, making a prototype, testing it and revisiting your initial problem that you tried to solve.” This professional development involves a train-the-trainer model. District trainers learn to implement and adapt the program for local needs and, in-turn, provide 140 hours of professional development for teachers over two years plus in-classroom coaching. An additional component for administrators includes professional development around digital age leadership and how to best support the program, Terry said. Working with the SEED grant, Strobel plans to use his experience in STEM education in developing materials to train teachers to create high quality STEM-based lesson plans on their own. Strobel will also review these lesson plans as teachers create them. Additionally, Strobel will work to generate objects that will be used in classroom activities to encourage physical learning. “A lot of times when you teach STEM, we want to push learning about science to learning by doing science,” Strobel said. “So, the doing science part often requires some form of manipulatives,

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so any form of physical objects that help you learn. It might be a catapult, it might be a simple machine or something like that that teaches science concepts.” This “learning by doing” concept will also be incorporated in activities to solve real-world problems in the students’ communities. “It could be anywhere from redesigning school lunches to doing water sampling to finding out if pollution in fertilizer water run-off is affecting the local waters,” Terry said. “There’s just a lot of opportunities.” Strobel said engaging students in STEM education with these kinds of activities is important based on how widely applicable STEM skills are. “Now we realize that STEM is an area that goes into nearly every job,” Strobel said. “I know many students who come to campus and they pursue majors that interest them, and then they realize part of their major that they're pursuing requires STEM skills.” With the Education Innovation and Research Award, eMINTS will partner with Christi Bergin, associate dean for research and innovation in the College of Education and research professor. “I'm going to be collaborating with the eMINTS program as they are helping teachers develop lessons that are problem-based, hands-on, with students working in teams in a technology rich environment,” Bergin said. “My part will be to help teachers learn research-based strategies for how to promote cooperative, kind, supportive behavior among the students towards each other.” Bergin will use her expertise in prosocial learning to help train teachers in using prosocial techniques derived from her book, “Designing a Prosocial Classroom.” These techniques include using positive discipline, giving students an opportunity to practice and model prosocial behavior, creating an emotionally upbeat classroom tone and establishing more positive

teacher-student relationships. “There is a great philosopher that said that morality comes from the memory of having been cared for,” Bergin said. “When teachers care for students, students care for each other. Really, the foundation of the emotional climate of any classroom is that teacher-student relationship.” One prosocial learning approach is to bring in lessons about behavior as part of a class’s daily curriculum. However, the eMINTS work will focus on how teachers can encourage prosocial behavior through their own conduct. “Our approach is not a curriculum add-on, but rather is infused in the simple daily interactions that teachers have with kids,” Bergin said. “It's not so much what you ‘do’ but how you ‘are’ in the way that you interact with kids.” This early behavioral learning can have a large impact on one’s adult life. “When people look at adult behavior in the workplace and what is it that causes people to leave, the number one reason is an unpleasant work environment,” Bergin said. “Helping people learn to live together in harmony is a really important task. Increasingly, employers are saying that one of the most important things that they want in employees are social skills.” Due to its past successes and dedicated staff, Chval said that eMINTS is well equipped to collaborate with these schools to design learning experiences tailored to the unique characteristics of rural school communities. “Here you have this team that has a long track record of being successful,” Chval said. “These are professional staff at our college that work very hard. They're very committed to children and families and communities. We are very grateful to everyone who contributed to secure these awards.” Edited by Morgan Smith mosmith@themaneater.com

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and all the alcohol and drug use. Sometimes [Chinese students] think we’re driving properly, but maybe we’re not. Definitely, we never want to

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be pulled over by the police officers.” In addition to addressing physical dangers Chinese students could encounter, the seminar also touched on potential online scams.

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“The most important part for me was the information on the online scam,” Chen said. “This topic was mentioned by both government leaders and the lawyer they invited.” Chen said that international students will pay extra attention to phone calls or emails that say

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they’re from China, and that several students had been the target of scams pretending to be important information from their country. “This phone call or email may announce that your status in the U.S. has been canceled or other things,” Chen said. “As freshman here, we really care about these kinds of things.” Basi said the holds have since been lifted on student accounts by MU, and will not be reinstated next year. However, the seminar itself will be continued, and MU is currently in discussions regarding how to encourage student attendance in the future. “I don’t think the problem that some students have had with the program is that important,” Zhang said. “For me, it’s really simple — it’s something you have to do. It’s something that’s really useful for you. Why not?” Edited by Morgan Smith mosmith@themaneater.com

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The Blue Note presents ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ on Halloween The show was a representation of the crazy life we all live, just with more makeup, fishnets and musical numbers. EVA WALKER Columnist Waking up drowsy and happy on a chilly November morning, I find myself replaying the events of the previous night in my mind. The memories of the dark theater, deafening noise, the plethora of fishnet-clad attendees and excessive profanity bring a tired smile to my face. Townies and students alike coming together in bald caps and dark makeup as well as modest pink dresses and cardigans, every one of them proud to be there. You may think was just another night at The Blue Note, but no — this was “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on the night of Halloween. It was a celebration of differences and fun and a break from reality. I’m sure to Rocky Horror aficionados, this kaleidoscopic collection of people is nothing new — in fact, it may be commonplace for a lucky few. To me, a brand new attendee, this celebration of life and intensity left me awestruck. I had seen the film many times,

so I was walking in with no new expectations and predictable notions of “The Time Warp” and “Sweet Transvestite” After taking a few elbows to the side and some spilled drinks, it hit me that this experience was not about the film. It wasn’t about the plot or characters — it was about the permission and freedom that the entire idea of Rocky Horror offers the audience. Once me and my brood of incredibly loud and fantastic friends (most of whom were dressed as Janet Weiss complete with the newspaper over their heads) found our seats, it was almost time to begin. After a group rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody” the emcee gave a few wonderfully vulgar remarks and the “rules” of the night were spelled out. When it was time, the screen brightened and the opening song with the iconic talking lips appeared. The crowd roared with encouragement and profanity while Brad Majors and Janet professed their love for one another. The entire audience bellowed and screamed when Riff Raff, the handyman, opened the door to the castle for the first time. When “The Time Warp” blared, we all did a jump to the left and step to the right. Then he appeared, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, singing “Sweet Transvestite” and the aisles filled with dancing patrons. Inhibitions were lost and freedom swept the room. We watched Eddie

crash through the wall in style and proceed to sing the delightfully-campy “Hot Patootie (Bless My Soul).” The room heated up and sweat dripped down my face, reminding me of how alive the Day of the Dead can truly be. We were all there for the same reason, to forget what is and to get lost, just for a little while, in the world that is “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” “Toucha, Toucha, Touch Me” came on and the room echoed with everyone wanting “to be dirty.” The multitude of Janet’s in the audience sang in high-pitched voices. The movie progressed but the energy in the room didn’t falter — in fact, it grew. It swelled and filled the space with the sounds of bottles breaking, cheers and the occasional fight that was quickly resolved. This was a space of kindness and craziness and I had never before been a part of such universally understood openness. Rocky Horror is not only a classic for its incredibly progressive subject matter, it is timeless because it is forever identifiable and welcoming. It offers safety to all and a chance to explore absolute pleasure. Watching Rocky Horror at anytime of year is an escape, but watching it on Halloween — the night of creepiness and joy — is a religious experience and I, too, “want to be dirty.” Edited by Siena DeBolt sdebolt@themaneater.com


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‘Teaching from the Collections’ review: The elegance of 20th century fashion Stephens’ fashion exhibition places three key designers in the spotlight. EMILY REDFORD

Columnist

Since Oct. 6, Stephens College has put on the “Teaching from the Collections” fashion exhibition, an event made possible by the college’s Costume Museum and Research Library. Prior to my visit to the exhibition, I was unsure of what kinds of clothing items would be on display, and exactly to what degree of “costume” they would measure up. When I made my way to the mezzanine level of Lela Raney Wood Hall, I caught a glimpse of the gallery from afar and felt my hesitation dissipate. At the door, I was warmly welcomed by a Stephens fashion design student who led me into the pristine, well-lit, mannequin-adorned room. She handed me a booklet detailing each ensemble’s designer, features and the way it impacted the apparel industry. The gallery featured pieces from Geoffrey Beene, Bonnie Cashin and Claire McCardell, who are all revered for their individual contributions to fashion. As cheesy as it sounds, I was enchanted to see that all of the featured pieces were designed in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Not only was this a pivotal time when fashion really experienced a revolution, but the 1960s is my personal favorite fashion era. Beene’s designs emphasized statement hues, statement pockets and heavy fabrics, while the pieces designed by McCardell showed waists cinched with exaggerated bows, and were highlighted by a variety of necklines and collars. Each mannequin was striking, but the designs that stood out to me the most were those of Cashin — her pieces

all captured the “swinging s i x t i e s ” a e s t h e t i c that I love, but showed the 1970s transition to less-structured silhouettes. Wool, suede and mohair tweed were commonlyused materials and cowl neck dresses were r e c u r r i n g styles. Her color choice was also aptly mid-century modern — hues like pea green and ochre dominated the looks. As someone The Stephens College fashion exhibition: The elegance of 20th century fashion displays many different who is pursuing mannequins and chique clothing items. | PHOTO BY COLUMNIST EMILY REDFORD a career in fashion, attending this event was especially fun for me. and arrangement of the looks was cohesive. I encourage anyone with even the slightest I was humbled and inspired by the meticulous hand that was evident in every piece on display. interest in fashion history to go see this gallery. Carefully selected materials and dramatic gathers The pieces will be be on display through Dec.16, created skirts with impeccable drape, while unique and the hours are Wednesdays 12 to 1 p.m., button placement on pockets showed attention to Thursdays 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays and detail. Every element was flawless, from buttons Sundays 12 to 3 p.m. Edited by Siena DeBolt and zippers to hems and topstitching. Each piece sdebolt@themaneater.com was unique, but the similar shapes, fabric weights

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Review: ‘Yellow is Forbidden’ beautifully explores storytelling of Guo Pei Pietra Brettkelly shows the world of western couture culture through a promising eastern designer’s eyes. MADELEINE BUNTEN

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This review contains spoilers for the movie “Yellow is Forbidden” “Stunning” is the best word to describe the documentary film “Yellow is Forbidden,” directed, written and produced by Pietra Brettkelly. This film takes an intimate look at Chinese couture designer Guo Pei and the creation of her 2017 spring/summer Legend collection. It also explores Pei’s desire to be recognized as a haute couturier by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture of Paris, an achievement often regarded as the apex of success in the fashion world. The film starts off at one of Pei’s small, private clientele showings. It is here where she explains both to her patrons and interviewers the importance of Chinese history in her work. A close-up shot of a client sketching session where she points out different parts of the proposed dress and explains exactly what part of Chinese history she pulled inspiration from best represents this. The documentary then transitions from this scene of glamor to one that is more humble: the outside of Pei’s home. She and her husband stand ready to take the camera on a tour focused on Pei’s family and her quirky collections of stuffed bears, kaleidoscopes and fashion books. This dichotomy between an enchanting fashion world and Pei’s personal life is an enjoyable element done frequently and well throughout the film. Something else notable that is touched upon in the beginning of the film is how real the struggle

is for eastern changing designers to angles and be recognized following on by the western the heels of world and the Pei as she unfair bias that goes around Pei faces. Pei p u t t i n g explains this the final in her own touches on words and it arguably one is reinforced of the most during her important time in Paris shows of where Parisian her career. standards and F i n a l l y , opinions are the lights “Yellow is Forbidden,” a documentary film by Pietra Brettkelly, is about a look into the shown to be go up and world of fashion designer Guo Pei. | COURTESY OF IMDB overbearing all of Pei’s and, at painstaking some points, hard work is finally on display. The pieces oppressive. are breathtaking and elaborately detailed with The middle of the film focuses on the actual embroidery and jewels accompanied by rich creation of Pei’s Legend collection, including things yellow-gold tones. that range from searching through breathtaking The show concludes with a touching moment scenes of Paris for inspiration to sitting in a small captured on film where American model Carmen room loudly negotiating embroidery prices. The Dell’Orefice and Pei hug and exchange quick I love director does a good job showing all the elements you’s at the end of the show. Carmen Dell’Orefice, of what goes into putting on a fashion show, not a friend of Pei’s, walked in the designer’s collection only the clean cut parts. titled Arabian 1002th night and believed so Another thing explored is Pei’s personality, which strongly in Pei’s work that Dell’Orefice chose the is one of compassion, humor and determination, as Legend collection as her last runway performance well as examining her roots in an interview with of her life. her parents. The interview was translated through This film is as beautiful as the dresses use of a voiceover while intricately detailed paper themselves. It paints a portrait of an innovative, shadow puppets acted out the stories told. This unique designer trying to successfully gain the was one of the most captivating parts of the film recognition of the western world through aesthetic and was a bold choice that was definitely worth shots, surrealistic editing choices and amazing the risk. storytelling. The end was focused on the actual show itself. It is definitely worth the watch. The editing and storytelling does a good job of Edited by Alexandra Sharp conveying just how stressful this time is by frequently asharp@themaneater.com


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MOVIES

‘Suspiria’ remake brings profoundly unsettling, disturbing look at past horrors At 152 minutes and filled with gruesome body horror, many will find the remake of the horror classic hard to stomach — but it offers a singular, rewarding experience. JOE CROSS

Columnist

While watching Luca Guadagnino’s remake of “Suspiria,” I found myself thinking not of the original, nor the countless films it’s been compared with (see “Mother!,” the films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder), but a more forgotten, widely-hated film — Ang Lee’s “Hulk.” Like the new Suspiria, “Hulk” took a beloved property and reassembled it into something even its most ardent fans wouldn’t recognize — a bizarre, strangely upsetting melodrama about coping with the wrongdoings of the generations that came before us. Critics didn’t know what to make of it, audiences turned away in droves, and the film is hardly remembered except as a punchline in the wake of the Marvel Cinematic Universe over 15 years later. It’s not hard to imagine “Suspiria” sharing a similar fate among critics and at the box office, but anyone who sees it certainly won’t be getting its gruesome imagery out of their head anytime soon. The new film, which has already become greatly divisive, refashions a cult classic horror movie about a dance academy run by a coven of witches into something else entirely. The remake offers a violent, shockingly somber parable about the

The remake of the 1977 film, Suspiria, directed by Luca Guadagnino, is a chilling horror centered around a world-renowned dance company. | COURTESY OF IMDB

ways we fail to learn from evil, and instead forget that it happened entirely. Despite being a remake, it’s arguably the boldest widelyreleased film in several years, as it’s completely unafraid to fall flat on its face in a way so few current movies are. If it wasn’t evident from the film’s marketing, the first 20 or so minutes of the remake quickly announce something fairly obvious — this is not the same movie. Gone is the glorious kaleidoscopic, neon imagery of the original, and in its place you have the beige, washed-out interiors of a dance academy that’s seen better (and much worse) days. This lack of color worried some initially, but combined with the film’s bleak winter setting and its moody score from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, it makes for part of a stunning mood piece.

The basic premise remains the same — young dancer Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) decides to study at a prestigious German dance academy under the menacing gaze of Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton, in one of the year’s best performances), where, unbeknownst to her, something sinister lurks beneath. The extent of that sinister something is revealed early on in what is likely to be the most stomach-churning scene of the year, as Bannion’s dances cause another student in another room to become disfigured and have her body contorted in an unnatural way. It’s a scene as visceral and grueling as anything David Cronenberg has ever filmed. The sound effects alone are the stuff of nightmares. The dynamic between the wideeyed, hopeful Bannion and the perpetually-unsatisfied Madame Blanc is one of the most complex and

fascinating on-screen, mentor-student relationships in recent memory. Bannion can’t comprehend the bigger picture of what she’s gotten herself into and chooses to ignore and accept it, while Blanc pushes her to her physical limits and she willingly obliges. It’s a much-needed feminine counterpart to explorations of this dynamic in films like “Whiplash,” whose point about masculine rage is made quickly and unsubtly. Guadagnino’s efforts to take the original work and make it about something more than just witchcraft don't entirely succeed. If I previously commended the film for going for broke and putting everything it has on the screen, the epilogue is where it reaches just a little too far in its conclusions. Guadagnino’s parallels between the history of Germany and the coven at the academy aren’t exactly subtle throughout, but they’re not trying to be. That being said, the film’s final scene takes that metaphor to an extreme level that feels almost insensitive, and it oddly reaches for a sentimental ending in an otherwise totally bleak and morbid film. Guadagnino, who directed last year’s critical darling “Call Me by Your Name,” seems much better suited to directing the horror genre than the romances he’s made in the past. That film felt detached and distant where it was supposed to be warm and immersive. “Suspiria” works because, for the most part, it’s designed to feel cold and mechanical, and somewhat removed from reality. That distance will likely turn off some viewers, but it put me under its spell. Edited by Siena DeBolt sdebolt@themaneater.com

APPS

UberEats expands to Columbia UberEats allows users to sign up to order or deliver food. ALEX WILSON

Staff Writer

Since the debut of the Uber app, familiarity with the concept of paid strangers taking you from place to place has grown. Concerns are still raised from time to time over safety of the passengers and the pay of the drivers but recently, a new concept has rolled into town that offers even more convenience. UberEats has expanded its services to the city of Columbia as well as student customers at MU. The concept of being an UberEats customer is rather simple. You order food online through the app or website. A delivery partner is dispatched to grab your takeout from its establishment and bring it to you to complete the transaction. You pay up front with no tip to the delivery partner, only the overhead delivery fee. The other side to the app is the delivery partner. If you meet the requirements set forth by the overhead Uber company, then you

can apply to be an UberEats delivery partner. This allows users to make money through delivery service much in the same fashion as the Uber ride system. A screening process as well as documentation is necessary to complete the application. While delivery partners don’t make an exorbitant amount of money, it is a good way to pick up cash on the side. Unlike Uber ride’s, you need the minimum of a bike or other quick mode of transportation, such as a scooter, rather than always a car. Many issues and questions arise through such a process. Questions such as “What if my food gets damaged by the delivery partner?” or “What if I need to make a special request due to a dietary concern or allergy?” are handled by the overhead company of Uber. There is a support system set into the app where many of these questions can be answered as well as an FAQ page. All of the mistakes made by the delivery partners are handled through the company, be it a docking of pay or a reprimand. Also like the Uber ride service, having an extremely low rating would make it difficult for a delivery partner to find work within

UberEats recently expanded its services to provide food delivery to residents of Columbia, Missouri. | COURTESY OF WIKIPEDIA

the app. The issue that is plaguing the app in the MU student community is its underwhelming reception. Its reception is mute due to the overall nature of the college experience. Many college students cannot afford to use UberEats for the convenience that it's designed for. A typical receipt would be the cost of the meal, plus tax, plus a booking fee that changes depending on how busy the service is and how heavy traffic is. While the economic top percent of

students that attend the school may be able to afford this convenience, it is rather easy for even these students to take 10 to 15 minutes to walk to the restaurant and enjoy the ambience with their friends - or they can just order a pizza. Other apps, such as DoorDash, are in direct competition with UberEats, making it harder for an already unpopular app to grab a foothold. Edited by Alexandra Sharp asharp@themaneater.com


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CITIZEN JANE

‘Little Woods’ incorporates relevant social issues into Western tropes Nia DaCosta’s debut feature opens Citizen Jane with messages of women’s rights, social status and the importance of family. MEGAN ALTSCHUL Columnist This review contains spoilers for “Little Woods.” Nia DaCosta opened Citizen Jane Film Festival on Nov. 2 with “Little Woods,” a neoWestern thriller that blends criminality and imposition, formulating a passionate modern-day story about social status and loved ones. It’s an unshockingly heavyhearted feature, and the association of relevant social issues provides an outlet for important conversations. “Little Woods” follows Ollie (Tessa Thompson), who used to make runs across the Canadian border from North Dakota to supply her family, mostly her terminally ill mother, with medication. She eventually started selling the prescriptions to members of her town until she was caught crossing the border. With just 10 days left on probation, Ollie is given the opportunity for a new life — one that doesn’t connect to her past as a prescription drug smuggler. Although hope of getting out of her oil boomtown and acquiring a respectable job seems just within reach, Ollie’s poverty-

stricken sister Deb (Lily James) tells her that she is pregnant with a second child. Barely able to financially support herself and the son she has now, Deb considers her options, first deciding that she will have the baby. Once she learns that the medical expenses will add to around $8,000, she changes her mind, forced to figure out how to terminate the pregnancy easily, safely and inexpensively. Ollie reluctantly returns to her previous drug dealing ways to assist her sister and nephew by raising enough money to dismiss the foreclosure of her mother’s house and sign the lease over to Deb. Ollie and Deb have a complex, yet obviously close relationship — Deb recognizes that Ollie should leave their hometown and escape her previous downfalls, but heavily relies on her sister motivationally and monetarily. The film shows the unique bond between siblings, full of kindred love and encouragement, but also profoundly necessary in order to survive. Their relationship is a bittersweet one, and regardless of their needed dependency, it’s nothing short of admirable. Deb lives in an illegallyparked trailer, trying her best to support her son by working at a diner and taking classes. Even with money that the nearly absent father, played by James Badge Dale, begrudgingly gives them, it’s hardly enough. Deb doesn’t have a financially stable

“Little Woods,” directed by Nia DaCosta, is a neo-western thriller that involves modern-day topics, like social status. | COURTESY OF IMDB

background to give her a boost, an unfortunately relatable situation for many people. The pronounced theme of working-class issues is easily comparable to the dilemmas in today’s society. Providing universal health care is a well-indicated problem in the U.S., especially since affording essential items like food and clothing can be just as difficult. Deb understands that even if she is able to pay the pregnancy expenses, she won’t be able to support two children. That elicits a controversial topic often not thought about in regard to financial need — abortion. With the nearest clinic hundreds of miles away, Ollie decides to smuggle prescription drugs across the border and for the first time, her family. That creates an opportunity for Deb to terminate her pregnancy in Canada.

“Little Woods” is administered slowly, with minimal camera movements and long, drawn out takes to formulate the somber and desperate tone. The lengthy shots allow plenty of time for Thompson and James to deliver superb performances, both separately and collectively. The actresses are only rising in popularity, Thompson recently starring in “Sorry to Bother You,” a film similarly delving into capitalistic injustice and defiance, and James bringing her charm to the Oscarnominee “Baby Driver” and this year’s “Mama Mia! Here We Go Again.” Thompson’s work as Ollie is impressive, conveying the attitude of a remarkably resilient and sympathetic young woman. One of my favorite scenes includes Ollie getting thrown out of a bar after starting a fight, a typically worn-out scene

within Western-style films, but with a nice gender-role change. The subtle humor of the scene rapidly shifts as Ollie determinedly drives to find Deb’s towed trailer, Thompson’s expressions and mannerisms immaculately shifting with it. As a fan of the film’s cast and crime-thriller genre, I began “Little Woods” with high hopes. I was gratefully not disappointed, and it actually possessed more suspense and charisma than I originally expected. I’m a sucker for powerful, female leads and tragically sympathetic situations, both in which “Little Woods” beautifully represented. It was a brilliant start to Citizen Jane’s weekend of femaledriven films, hopefully opening up conversation about pressing social status and women’s rights issues. Edited by Siena DeBolt sdebolt@themaneater.com

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LITERATURE

Author Jeannette Walls spoke about her childhood, inner demons Best-selling author of “The Glass Castle,” Jeannette Walls, spoke to MU students about how she made the best of her crazy childhood and overcame her inner demons. ABBY WERNER

Staff Writer

Jeannette Walls, the award-winning author of “The Glass Castle,” spoke at Jesse Auditorium on Nov. 4 as part of Delta Gamma’s 24th annual Lectureship in Values and Ethics. Walls overcame a tumultuous childhood with a bipolar father and unreliable mother and took those experiences to become a best-selling author and journalist. Lucinda Rice-Petrie, the chairperson for the lectureship committee, said that the committee chose to have Walls come because she is a fantastic storyteller and because she represents many of MU’s core values. “Mrs. Jeannette Walls is an individual who epitomizes the values we alumni and students of the University hold dear: respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence,” Rice-Petrie said. “She has a great story to share.” When Walls stepped onto the stage, she captivated her audience as she spoke about overcoming the fear of people finding out about her background. She mixed in humor as she described how her childhood experiences have shaped her as an adult. “You can’t change the past, but you can change the way that you feel about it, and you can certainly change the future,” Walls said during her presentation. “I think it’s less of a matter of forgiving [my parents]. The person I had to forgive was myself.” The one point that Walls emphasized more than anything was that she wouldn’t change a

single part of her childhood because it has led her to be where she is now. “Life is good for me now,” Walls said. “I appreciate everything I have because of my childhood, and I never take anything for granted. R u n n i n g w a t e r , leftover food, a working toilet — it’s all of these things that make life so great.” The event was free to MU students Jeannette Walls, author of “The Glass Castle,” spoke on Nov. 4, 2018, at MU in Jesse Auditorium. | PHOTO BY SENIOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER EMMALEE REED and $20 for the general public. Jesse about the movie, I was so excited to hear her Auditorium was a mix of Delta Gamma sorority answer,” Korsmeyer said. “I loved the movie and sisters and fans of “The Glass Castle.” After she was so glad to hear that she did too because that finished her prepared presentation, Walls opened meant the movie was even more well done than up the floor to questions from the audience. I originally thought. And the fact that she was Sophomore Amanda Korsmeyer thought it was willing to let her story be told on the big screen interesting how Walls described the translation of is so brave.” her book to being made into a movie. Edited by Alexandra Sharp “When another girl asked how [Walls] felt asharp@themaneater.com

CITIZEN JANE

‘People People’ provides look into agoraphobia in digital age Lizzie Logan provides us with a new-age love story between YouTuber Kat and her delivery guy Colin, with a sobering look into loving someone with a mental illness. JANAE MCKENZIE

MOVE Culture Assistant Editor Let’s get one thing straight: It is very difficult to get me to like any film where love is the main thing driving the plot. Romantic comedies are entirely lost on me. This is largely due to the unrealistic meet-cutes and the cheesy way everyone has the right words for every situation. This made “People People” a welcome surprise. Our protagonist is a frighteningly realistic portrayal of a rising social media influencer. Anyone who watches YouTube is familiar with the overly charismatic voice begging them at the end of every video to “Comment and Subscribe!” or “Hit that little like button down below!” YouTube vlogger Kat (Natalie Walker) presents her perfectly-filtered life to the world from her laptop drowning in stickers. To her followers, she is delightfully witty, answering fan questions with extreme candor and what can only be described as “hot takes.” As the romantic plotline comes into play, we see Kat fall in love with her local diner’s delivery guy, Colin, in an incredibly modern way, complete with weird “Would You Rather” questions and drunk Wii competitions. Sparks are flying, and we immediately root for them as a couple. The first time he asks out Kat, the two stammer and miscommunicate their way through a confession of feelings. We feel this love story blossom in the

way a fawn learns to walk: falling over itself with pitiable determination. After a bit of spiraling, Kat reveals the truth: she has not left the apartment in two years. The audience falls still. While the word “agoraphobia” is never said on screen, we are suddenly clear of what Kat is suffering from. In a perfect rom-com, her new beau would have the right words to say and would act as her persistent shoulder to cry on. But “People People” is not a perfect rom-com. Colin has zero tact in this conversation, with no clue how to respond to her situation. He finds Kat’s condition a little weird and isn’t afraid to say so. Noticing her panic attack in the wake of his apprehension, he appears to put his confusion aside and try to help. There is something beautiful about Colin and Kat’s dynamic -- two young people with no way of finding the right reaction but still having earnest intention. It breaks down the typical saturated and perfectly scripted trope of romantic film. Colin isn’t our Prince Charming by any stretch of the imagination. Even as he continues to accommodate Kat and spend time with her in the apartment, his patience wears thin and he eventually gives her an ultimatum between her illness and his love. Here is where we could start to dislike Colin. “That’s not fair!” We may cry at the screen. The moment is problematic but hyper-realistic. Not everyone is a therapist. When loving someone with a mental illness, you can feel frustrated, at wit’s end, or say things you don’t mean. There is nothing to make us doubt Colin’s appreciation for Kat, but we understand now that he is not exactly blind to his own discomfort either. In her post-screening Q&A, director and writer Lizzie Logan explained she had set out to refrain from creating an “after-school special” about mental illness. She disagreed with films that

“People People,” directed by Lizzie Logan, is a love story about a YouTuber and her delivery guy. | COURTESY OF LIFT-OFF-FESTIVALS

“checked off all the boxes about what a person with anxiety looked like or what a panic attack looked like,” and wanted to avoid that cheesy tone in her piece. She accomplished just that. Kat is growing and actively fighting this part of her in pursuit of her own happiness, and her partner’s reaction is miles away from perfect. This makes her love story all the more intriguing to follow. Edited by Alexandra Sharp asharp@themaneater.com


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ROSHAE’S READS

Column: The problem with TV networks is their lack of logic With NBC letting go of Megyn Kelly, I can’t help but ask: Why hire her in the first place? ROSHAE HEMMINGS Roshae Hemmings is a first year journalism major at MU. She is an opinion columnist who writes about civil rights.

“But what is racist?” was the beginning of the end for news anchor Megyn Kelly. The question, asked by Kelly during her NBC morning show “Megyn Kelly Today,” was in reference to what acceptable Halloween costumes are. “Because you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween,” Kelly continued, “or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid that was OK, as long as you were dressing up as a character.” The comments were immediately met with backlash, with social media ablaze. NBC demanded Kelly apologize to her colleagues and her audience, but a tearful “I’m sorry,” did very little to put out the fire. Not too long after her controversial comments, Kelly was fired and her show was canceled. Now, I feel like there is an expectation for me to “go in” on Kelly. Typically, I would refute what she said and give her a history lesson on why blackface is bad and how whiteface doesn’t have the same historical implications. However, my attention is directed to NBC and I raise the question: What were you guys thinking? When I got the notification saying that Kelly got fired, was I happy? I mean, I guess. I wasn’t incredibly familiar with Kelly prior to or during her stint on NBC, therefore my investment in the situation was low. However, when I saw footage of her comments, I wasn’t incredibly surprised. Prior to her NBC gig, Kelly was an anchor on Fox News. The hiring of Kelly on NBC is questionable because

it brings into play the differing demographics. 60 percent of Fox News viewers considered themselves to be conservative. This is a stark contrast to MSNBC viewers, who are more mixed as it pertains to their ideologies, with 32 percent conservative, 23 percent moderate and 36 percent liberal, according to a 2012 Pew Research study. My goal here is not to say that Kelly is a direct representation of Fox News and their views, however there are conversations and opinions expressed on the network that are a complete 180 from those of NBC. With this in mind, it seems slightly illogical to give a platform to someone who’s opinions could clash with those of their target demographic. Furthermore, comments like these aren’t considered to be out of the ordinary for the news station, with Kelly helping to contribute to the bigoted and intolerant reputation of the network shared primarily by nonconservatives. From claiming that Jesus is white to arguing about police shootings and brutality, Kelly is no stranger to controversy. Knowing this, why did NBC think that she would be a good fit for the network? The same could’ve been asked of ABC when they decided to hire Roseanne Barr when bringing back her self-titled hit show, “Roseanne.” In the past, Barr has stirred the pot, whether it be with a Hitler themed photoshoot, screeching the National Anthem or stating her conspiracies about the Parkland shooting. When her racist tweets came out earlier this year, it shouldn’t have been a surprise. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in a statement. CEO of  The Walt Disney Company Robert Iger tweeted out Dungey’s statement along with the sentiment, “There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.” The show should have been canceled, yes, but I would beg to differ that the right thing to do was to not give her a platform in the first place. President Donald Trump can also be used as an example in this case. President Trump made his platform and policies very clear during his election. If it wasn’t clear

Ex NBC talk show host Megyn Kelly before an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. | COURTESY OF WIKIPEDIA

that he wasn’t the better choice for the nation’s president, then hs comments about grabbing women by their genitalia and claiming that shooting people wouldn’t result in a loss of votes should have done him in, right? This obviously isn’t the case seeing as though he is the nation’s 45th president. Though despite all that he’s said, some of his supporters are just now realizing that he’s probably doing more harm than good, especially as far as the LGBTQ community and immigrants are concerned. The thing that all of these examples have in common is that we are dealing with people that have, at some point or another, shown the public who they are and how they think. With this being said, I truly do not understand why these networks hire people known for being racist and saying racist things, thinking the racist in them isn’t going to come out. Then when these people say something appalling, networks are surprised and think they’re doing something heroic by revoking their platform. It just doesn’t make sense. In 2017, Kelly said to the Business Insider that “[I’ve] regret[ted] a lot of what I’ve said. I mean you’re going to be on the air several hours a week

live television, you’re going to say stupid shit. That’s just the reality you know.” Granted, people make mistakes and say things that are incorrect, but what Kelly said wasn’t just factually wrong. It showed a lack of cultural awareness. NBC isn’t off the hook either -- during this panel, not a single person of color was there to politely check Kelly. On both ends there is a lack of cultural education that should not be tolerated as distributors of news. During the panel, Kelly stated that she thought blackface was something that was OK since she was a kid, and that in and of itself is an issue. The ignorance when it comes to cultural issues is something that is taught and because of this, that ignorance needs to be unlearned. Moving forward, there needs to be some kind of cultural training at various news stations and publications to make journalists aware of cultural differences and history. And as it pertains to discussions like the one Kelly had on her show, there needs to be more people of color who are included in the conversation. Without the input and education by those that are directly impacted by things such as blackface, the potential for universal cultural awareness will be stifled.


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Column: The resurgence of Dungeons & Dragons There are many reasons to try Dungeons & Dragons, but the best reason is the friendships you will forge along the way. Also, it’s free. JOSHUA WAITSMAN Joshua Waitsman is a junior English and sociology major at MU. He is an opinion columnist who writes about sports and other miscellaneous topics for The Maneater. It seems odd that Dungeons & Dragons has been stereotyped as a game for nerds, geeks and others who may have subpar social skills. In reality, DnD is a game about role playing and interacting with other people on a regular basis. Without a good imagination it would be very hard to act out all of the role play scenarios that come along during the game. Especially when they have to be played out as a character that might have a drastically different personality than your own. When it comes down to it, DnD is just acting with your friends. By definition DnD is a tabletop role playing game. At its core, DnD is a game where you design a character and go on adventures. There are many different types of characters to play, from magic users, to sword fighters, thieves or whatever your mind can come up with. However, it’s not always about the characters. Every game is ran by a dungeon master, who is in charge of creating the world, the story and controlling all of the non-player characters. It may seem daunting to try to play with an inexperienced dungeon master, but don’t worry-- there are many premade adventures to choose from. Over the past couple years, DnD has experienced a surge of new players, and is starting become more popular than it has ever been before. Just go to Reddit and take a look at the DnD

Subreddit, w h i c h has over 700,000 members, and is growing e v e r y day. That makes it the 189th m o s t popular subreddit out of the over a million different subreddits. E v e n celebrities h a v e begun to take up DnD with notable figures like Terry Crews and also Vin Diesel joining the game. One thing that’s already been touched on is the multitude of different characters you can be. Do you like to charge straight into battle? Then play a barbarian. Do you want to think more tactically, and control the flow of what’s going on? Play a wizard or a sorcerer. Do you want to take a pacifist route? Play a cleric and heal your allies from the back. Would you rather just sneak around and steal stuff? Play a rogue. However, these are just a taste of some of classes available to play as. The point is that no matter what way you want to play the game there is always a character that fits your style. Probably the best reason to start playing is that it is all completely free. All you need is a pen, paper and internet access. There are free PDFs of all the guidebooks online. You can find them for the Players Handbook, the Dungeon Masters Guide

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and the Monster Manual. There are also many free adventures made by other players that have been posted to various websites such as DnDbeyond. In addition to all the homemade adventures and content, there is also new, official content that is released for free every month in what is called “Unearthed Arcana.” There is always more stuff to try out. There is nothing stopping you from playing, so grab a few friends and start a group. If you know someone who plays, chances are they would be happy to show you the ropes. Overall, DnD is a great game that allows you to enter a world of fantasy where you can be anyone you want and go on grand adventures. It also will help you forge new and stronger bonds with your friends as you vanquish enemies and fight alongside one another. What other game will even give you and your friends a chance to go on mystical adventures together?

SCHNELLE’S SITUATION

Column: There is a solution to toxic masculinity

In order to change toxic masculinity, we must first understand what it is. RACHEL SCHNELLE Rachel Schnelle is freshman journalism major at MU. She is an opinion columnist who writes about student life for The Maneater.       Toxic masculinity at MU is most pertinent during fraternal drinking games and sporting events. Seeing toxic masculinity happen at these events made me realize how pertinent the topic is. While this is an important issue, the true definition of toxic masculinity has become skewed. If we want to change the way this topic is seen, there needs to be a clarification on what toxic masculinity is. Toxic masculinity, by definition, is the salient feature of masculinity with the use of violent   practices, like physical violence. While these two words are often used together, not all masculinity is toxic. At a young age, some boys are taught that in

order to be masculine you have to be tough, mean and never show fear or sadness. This can snowball into high school and college, where men think that they have to prove their masculinity. This can include a wide variety of actions. From more public actions, such as cat-calling, to minor things like refusing to watch “chick-flicks” with their girlfriends entirely because it’s not categorical of men. Most guys prefer to watch the movie “Captain America” over “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” I’ve had men say to me that they wouldn’t do something remotely effeminate because “they’re a dude.” While being masculine and manly is perfectly fine, it can become problematic. Some men can feel trapped as to how they should express their emotion. If men feel afraid to hug their best friend, show some form of physical emotion or deal with conflict without violence, then it can become toxic. From 1982 to 2018, there have been a total of 104 mass shootings in America. Of that statistic, a shocking 100 were committed by men, whereas three were committed by women and only one was committed by both men and women. Looking at this statistic someone might think: Why is there such a disparity between men and women who commit mass shootings? Some of the deadliest shootings have been

committed by men that felt the need to prove their masculinity. One example of this is the Sante Fe high school shooting of last year. On May 19, 2018, Dimitrios Pagourtzis opened fire on a total of 10 people, killing nine. While Pagourtzis shot the victims with a .38 revolver, authorities also found explosive devices such as pipe bombs and pressure cookers near the school. The suspect later admitted to sparing the people he liked because he wanted his story told.   Research and society have proven that when masculinity becomes toxic it can have potentially lethal effects. Teaching boys that masculinity often correlates with violence can leave the less masculine boys feeling trapped and lost. The words toxic masculinity have become skewed and have become a form of an insult to men. Not all masculinity is toxic and not all masculinity is problematic. We as a society need to start talking about toxic masculinity by acknowledging that there is more than one way to be secure in yourself. We also need to teach boys at a young age that they have the freedom to express their gender in any way that they want. If we want to reduce the act of toxic masculinity we need to teach men that in order to be manly, they need to be kind, respectful and nonviolent.


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Missouri chomps No. 13 Florida 38-17 in Hall’s return Senior receiver Emanuel Hall returned after missing four weeks with an injury and helped lead the Missouri offense. BENNETT DURANDO

Sports Editor

GAINESVILLE, Florida – Emanuel Hall was “knocked out” and didn’t get up for three or four seconds. Kevin Pendleton was helping a fallen referee back to his feet. Barry Odom was immediately listening for word from his eyes in the booth. The difference between “same old” and “same old” was so slight that it took a replay review, but Missouri got the familiar result it wanted this time. Rather than disaster with a dreaded sense of escalation, it was business as usual – senior receiver Emanuel Hall making big plays. Florida thought it caught Missouri unaware for a 60-yard freak fumble return for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter Saturday night. That would have cut the deficit to 11 and ignited a radical momentum switch. Instead, it was ruled another athletic catch for Hall to help him tally a team-leading 77 receiving yards in his first game back from injury, and Missouri (5-4, 1-4 SEC) marched onward to its first SEC win of 2018, 38-17 against the No. 13 Gators. It is Missouri’s first win against a ranked opponent in coach Barry Odom’s three-year tenure. “I guess I have a lot of weight on my back,” Odom said. “It comes with the territory.” The territory has been a precarious one for Odom. Under his leadership this season, Missouri has failed to deal a knockout blow on opponents numerous times, and it has come back to haunt his team more than once. Against South Carolina, the Tigers

Missouri quarterback Drew Lock looks down Florida defender Jachai Polite during an option run in the third quarter of Missouri’s 38-17 win over No. 11 Florida on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. | PHOTO BY ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR ADAM COLE

led 17-7 and 23-14 before succumbing to a last-second, come-from-behind field goal. They were seconds away last week against No. 11 Kentucky, too, until a walk-off touchdown completed a late rally from down 14-3. Even against Purdue, Missouri lost 27-10 and 37-27 leads before winning on the final play, and a 21-0 lead nearly disappeared two weeks ago against Memphis. The devastating loss to Kentucky

is what was on players’ and coaches’ minds throughout the week of practice. It had gone from Odom’s most triumphant win at the helm to his most turbulent loss in a matter of minutes. As they prepared to rebound this week, players said they didn’t want to forget the game, but rather use it as motivation. “That’s a game that you’ll remember forever, and I still will,” offensive lineman Paul Adams said.

“But if you let it linger all week, that one loss is gonna turn into two before you know it.” The turning point to keep that from happening was Thursday, senior quarterback Drew Lock said. He thought the team’s practice was as close to perfect as it had been in a long time. Part of that was a product of Hall being back and at full health.

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Mizzou to debut new fast-paced offense with smaller lineup After the exit of several key contributors in the frontcourt, the Tigers will send out a faster-paced, positionless lineup this year. WILSON MOORE

Columnist

The shot caromed off the rim and back towards the right side. Freshman Akira Levy flew for the board and quickly laid it in. It looked like a normal basketball play, but with two

notable differences. One was that there was no defense, just a drill in practice. The second difference, one more relevant to the Tigers’ upcoming season, is Levy’s position. The 5-foot-8-inch point guard wouldn’t be expected to do a lot of rebounding in a typical offense. Missouri is not running a typical offense. The off-season losses of forwards Kayla Michael, Jordan Frericks and Cierra Porter, all of whom are over six feet tall, forced coach Robin Pingeton to get creative and institute “positionless basketball.” “We’ll have a post presence but it’s

more by screening someone into the post or just trying to take advantage of some mismatches, some back cuts to the basket, coming off of screen action,” Pingeton said. “So it’ll look a little bit different than having a permanent post presence as we have in the past.” In addition to the lack of a traditional big, the other main aspects of this new offense are spreading the floor and pushing the pace, the latter of which Pingeton emphasized so much that the team played with a 20-second shot clock earlier this year. While the idea of playing an

up-tempo style came from necessity and having the right personnel, one of the inspirations of the specifics of how to run it came from an unlikely source: Florida Gulf Coast, the 12-seed that ended Missouri’s season with a first-round NCAA Tournament upset in March. Redshirt freshman Haley Troup got a taste of the new system while playing on the scout team in preparation for the FGCU game. She believes the upset, exposing the team’s weaknesses, caused the Tigers

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VOLLEYBALL

Transfer Omazic steps into unexpected role for MU volleyball after starter’s injury When last year’s SEC All-Freshman team player went down with a season ending injury, Omazic was thrust into the lineup and hasn’t looked back since. LIAD LERNER

Staff Writer

Missouri volleyball middle blocker Tyanna Omazic didn’t want to become a starter. At least not in the way it happened. The 6-foot-2 Kansas City native spent the 2017 season playing for the Illinois Fighting Illini, making 14 starts and 26 appearances in her freshman season. But in May, she announced her transfer to Missouri prior to her sophomore year. Omazic became a Tiger with tempered expectations on the amount of playing time she would receive, given she was competing against senior Alyssa Munlyn and redshirt sophomore Kayla Caffey – who between them have earned eight All-SEC team and SEC All-Freshman team awards – in her position. “I knew what my competition was going to be, so coming in I was not expecting to be on the court,” Omazic said. “But I had that mentality that when I come into the gym and when I come into Mizzou, I’m gonna make sure to show them that I deserve a spot, not that I

was given that spot.” When Caffey suffered a season-ending injury to her leg during preseason training, Omazic was thrown into the lineup in the least ideal manner. “We were all shocked and hurt,” Omazic said. “I was hurt too because I wanted that competition to make me work harder and now it felt like that spot was given to me.” Coach Wayne Kreklow had been planning on rotating Caffey and Omazic depending on the opposition, but the injury forced him to put all his eggs in the transfer’s basket. Omazic’s season got off to a slow start, but she had a statement game against Miami (Fla.) on Sept. 1, posting 13 kills, hitting .500 and tallying four total blocks. She has since continued growing into her role and now has the fourthmost kills on the team (185) and the second-most blocks (94). “Ty has done a nice job of clicking with [setter] Andrea [Fuentes] the last couple of weeks and her numbers have gone up,” Kreklow said. “It’s helped our team a lot, because it spreads – those couple of rotations when she’s up there with the setter – and creates a lot of openings and gaps for everybody else.” Omazic has showcased her powerful slide attack since joining the starting rotation, where the middle blocker runs behind the setter and jumps off one foot to hit

Missouri’s Tyanna Omazic hits the ball into two LSU defenders in Missouri’s three-set win on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at Mizzou Arena. | PHOTO BY ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR ADAM COLE

the ball. Middle blockers are typically set directly in front of the setter rather than behind her. “Ever since club volleyball in high school I’ve just always been a slide attacker,” Omazic said. “[Coaches] definitely recruited me from high school as being well rounded off of one foot and being able to go behind the setter. It’s just something that I’ve been known for, a slide attacker.” But like many of her teammates on this inexperienced Missouri team, Omazic said she is still

learning and getting better every week. “There’s always room for improvement for my slide; there’s always room for improvement for my blocking and just being a well-rounded player,” Omazic said. “Middle is one of the hardest positions on the court. You have a lot of things and responsibilities to do, so blocking would be where I want to improve more on.” No. 24 Missouri (205, 10-3 SEC) will only lose one starter next year to graduation, Munlyn, and her

position will likely be filled by Caffey’s return, so Omazic is looking forward to what the team can accomplish next year, once the players have had a whole season together under their belts. “Obviously Kayla’s injury has really put a toll on us,” Omazic said. “But I feel like everybody stepped up. I think that with her coming back next year, she’s gonna be 10 times greater with me and her in the middle.” Edited by Bennett Durando bdurando@themaneater.com


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He hadn’t played since a week four loss to Georgia and hadn’t caught a pass since week three at Purdue. But Lock tried to get him his first catch on his first throw, a deep ball down the left sideline to Hall. It was broken up easily, and Missouri eventually punted. Florida took a 3-0 lead, but Lock went back to Hall soon afterward for a completion on third down to preserve a drive. Sophomore running back Larry Rountree III ran for a 27-yard touchdown on the next play to give the Tigers the lead for good. After a touchdown pass to tight end Albert Okwuegbunam not long afterward, Missouri had a 14-3 lead and was reminded again of Kentucky by that score. Then Okwuegbunam left the game with a right shoulder injury in the second quarter, and the Tigers were without one of their top threats. The tight end will be reassessed soon, but Odom had no update on him after the game. Florida scored again late in the first half to keep Missouri humble

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to adjust and adopt the new style. “I think our style might not have even changed [if we had won],” she said. “So it’s kind of beneficial in that way.” The biggest obstacle of the smaller lineup is that the lack of size could hurt MU on the boards, relying on shorter players like Levy to grab rebounds. But Pingeton has confidence that the team is capable of making up for its lack of size. “Absolutely, height advantage helps, but I truly believe it’s more of a mentality,” she said. “It’s about having the discipline to get a body, to drive them out, to make that extra

and slice the lead to 21-10. The Gators were set to get the ball to start the second half, with a chance to quickly cut the deficit to one score. The formula seemed all too familiar at that point. “You learn from your mistakes throughout the week at practice, but you don’t carry them into the next week,” Pendleton said. “That’s a recipe for disaster.” To avert disaster, the defense maintained its upward trend by forcing a three-and-out to start the half. After it allowed only the gamewinning touchdown to Kentucky the week before, its stoic outing against Florida to give up just 17 points reflected the turning of a new leaf. Missouri hadn’t allowed fewer than 33 points in a game the previous five weeks. Now it hasn’t allowed more than 17 in the last two. “There’s more ownership,” senior defensive lineman Terry Beckner Jr. said. The three-and-out opened the doors for Lock to guide the offense on two touchdown drives to put the game out of reach. The latter of the pair was a 5-yard pass to Hall. The first touchdown since his return, it also elevated Lock past

Peyton Manning for third place alltime in career touchdowns by an SEC quarterback. Lock completed 24 of 32 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns. He didn’t throw an interception. That final touchdown made it 35-10, and the Tigers weren’t looking back from that point on … except once, almost. That was the near-fumble that Florida returned for a would-be touchdown. After quarterback Feleipe Franks struggled with accuracy through the first half and more, the Gators switched quarterbacks and engineered a touchdown drive to come within 35-17. Lock found Hall for 21 yards over the middle on the ensuing series, and Hall was hit hard as he landed. The ball popped out and was dormant for a moment. Hall was out for a couple of seconds, he later said. When he came to, he didn’t understand why everyone was running in the other direction, or why the crowd was cheering. “I was like, ‘Whoa, what happened? I definitely came down with the catch,’” Hall said. The touchdown would’ve made it 35-24 and built on Florida’s renewed life. It also would’ve been the ‘it’ play

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if Missouri had gone on to lose. Some players said they got the familiar sinking feeling for a moment as the play unfolded, but Pendleton wasn’t one of them. The hulking offensive lineman wasn’t in position to stop the return because he had seen a referee get “trucked” earlier on the play. He was retrieving the ref’s lost shoe when he noticed the return. But to him, Missouri had made its point by then: There would be no such turnaround this time. “I told the guys don’t even leave the field, we were gonna get the ball back,” Pendleton said. Missouri did, then Lock scrambled for a tough third down soon afterward to keep the drive alive. Tucker McCann would end the possession with a field goal that was more symbolic than anything, a bow on top of a redemptive and complete win. “The message throughout by our guys, not really by me but by our guys, was believing, then when the opportunity is there go take it,” Odom said. “They went out and did it tonight. I’m proud of them.” Edited by Adam Cole acole@themaneater.com

effort when you’re set at three or four you gotta get two feet in the paint and be relentless on every single possession.” Another impact of all the turnover in the offseason is the question of how all the freshmen will gel with the veterans. Regardless of the system, there’s always a chance that the team in whatever lineups they use just won’t have chemistry. “I think maybe it’ll take a few games to get it underneath our belt but we’ve got the kind of kids to play the way we want to play this year,” senior guard Lauren Aldridge said. “And so I don’t think we’ll see a huge adjustment or have trouble switching things out of the style.” Edited by Bennett Durando bdurando@themaneater.com

Missouri point guard Jordan Chavis yells a play call at the top of the key in Missouri’s 70-48 exhibition win over Missouri Western on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 at Mizzou Arena. | PHOTO BY ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR ADAM COLE

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