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ConocoPhillips donates gift to Texas Tech ConocoPhillips officials will be announcing a gift to Texas Tech at 11 a.m. Monday in the Senate Room of the Student Union building, according to a Tech news release. The program will include the announcement of the gift and words from Kent Hance, chancellor of the Tech System, Al Sacco, dean of the Edward E. Whitacre College of Engineering, and representatives from ConocoPhillips to give details on the projected impact of the donation, according to TechAnnounce. The donation will, according to TechAnnounce, be given to the college of engineering. ➤➤email@example.com
Heartbleed bug affects Internet security Heartbleed is a security bug that has been active for approximately two years, according to an Associated Press article, and increases vulnerability when logging into Internet sites using a password or buying things online. This breach of security was possible through an Internet server called Secure Socket Layer that protects sent data but has a vulnerability that was exploited by Internet criminals, according to TechAnnounce. This issue, according to TechAnnounce, affected many different sites, but Yahoo, Google and Facebook announced Wednesday afternoon that they have repaired vulnerabilities on their sites. According to TechAnnounce, there are several ways to secure an individual’s Internet access when an event like this occurs, such as updating passwords, refraining from using the same password for different services, avoiding using password recovery questions for which answers may be posted to social networks and use a twofactor authentication if possible. The vulnerability has not affected eRaider or RaiderLink, according to TechAnnounce.
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Student involved in fatal car crash By KAITLIN BAIN Staff Writer
On Wednesday afternoon Elana Myers, an undeclared freshman from Austin, was involved in a rollover car crash outside of Post, according to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Alexus Hamilton, a junior human development and family studies major from Midland who was also one of Myers’ pledge sisters, said Myers was a model and was traveling to Austin. “She had gotten permission to leave early from her professors,” she said, “and was just on the way to Austin for a booking or a runway thing. On the way there she just got into a car accident.” At 3:15 p.m. she was pronounced dead
at the scene of the crash, according to the report, after her car flipped into a ditch. Investigators believe, according to the report, Myers veered off the roadway into the center median MYERS and overcorrected, causing her to drive into the ditch. “She was just driving to the event,” Hamilton said, “and she got in a crash. It’s sad. There’s not a lot she could have done.” Drugs and alcohol have not been linked to the crash, according to the re-
port, but Myers was not wearing a seat belt. Hamilton, Chantal Nwosu, a junior nutrition major from Garland, and Ginny Moon, a junior human development and family studies major from Sugar Land, were all a part of Women’s Service Organization with Myers. Moon, the pledge trainer for Nwosu’s, Hamilton’s and Myers’ pledge class, said she was made aware of the accident Wednesday evening. “My good friend from my hometown, Taylor Love, is a CA at Wall and one of her residents heard the news last night,” Moon said. “When she heard Elana was in the same organization that I was, she texted me last night giving me the news.” Moon then texted the other girls that were in the pledge class, Hamilton said,
and let them know about what happened. “I have known her since the beginning of last semester, so like fall of 2013,” Hamilton said. “We were pledge sisters.” Nwosu said she met Myers while in line to get pinned for WSO last fall. “We started talking in line, and I really liked her,” she said. “Throughout the semester we had a really good time. She was really funny and really outgoing and was always laughing a lot. She made a lot of jokes.” Hamilton said Myers was one of the nicest people she had ever met. The two had a fast friendship, she said, as she was very outgoing and enjoyed talking to new people. CRASH continued on Page 2 ➤➤
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Texas Special Olympics host HSC conference provides insight into health care field annual fundraising event By DIEGO GAYTAN
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to represent the Red Raiders through athletics. The Texas Tech Men’s Lacrosse Club competes within the Lone Star Alliance, according to the Tech recreational sports website, and it is part of the larger Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Alliance.
The 25th annual Special Olympics Ragin Cajun is a Mardi Gras-themed event that raises funds for the Texas Special Olympics, an organization which allows athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete in a variety of sports. April Benavidez, Texas Special Olympics director of area 17, said the proceeds from the event will go toward supporting athletes in the South Plains area. “We provide year-round training in competition and events for our athletes and our coaches throughout the year,” she said. “The money we raise from the Ragin Cajun benefits what we do in our area and it stays locally for our athletes.” Area 17 of the Texas Special Olympics currently has 1,132 athletes, Benavidez said. ADVERTISING: 806-742-3384
“It is a 33 percent increase from last year,” she said. The event will serve food typically found in the Louisiana area. “It is a Louisiana-type Mardi Gras shrimp broil,” Benavidez said. “It’s all you can eat.” The fundraiser will feature live music from local bands and musicians, silent and live auctions, a kid-friendly menu and activities, according to an event release. This year’s fundraiser has also innovated some aspects of the event. “We are doing a first annual bake sale,” Benavidez said. “Something new that we are doing that is different is that we partnered with the Texas Tech baseball department, and anybody that attends our Ragin Cajun event will be able to go and see the Red Raiders take on K-State for a dollar.” OLYMPICS continued on Page 2 ➤➤
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For anyone interested in pursuing a career in health care, the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center will host its annual Future Health Care Providers Conference beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Academic Classroom building. The conference, which runs until 3 p.m., will provide informative sessions to high school students, undergraduate students and those interested in returning to school for a new degree in health care, according to an HSC news release. “We get people of all ages and walks of life,” Eric Edwards, a third-year doctoral student from White Bear Lake, Minn., and FHCP committee member, said. “It’s a diverse group who attend and want to get information about pursuing a health care career.”
Because the conference will attract people ranging from those currently in middle school to middle-aged professionals, Edwards said basic information and opportunities will be discussed. Current students will give tours throughout the conference, he said. Each program will host a session in which they discuss admission requirements, what a certain profession does and other general information. Admissions and financial aid representatives will also be present, he said. “It’s definitely for anybody who is interested,” Andy Reyes, a second-year graduate student from Andrews and FHCP committee member, said. “It’s for anyone who has thought they want to get into health care but doesn’t know what that entails, what are the requirements, this is a way for them to get information.”
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Wednesday 9:41 a.m. — A Texas Tech officer investigated assault a t Ta l k i n g t o n R e s i d e n c e Hall. A male student choked a female student. 1:23 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated false alarm or report at Weymouth Residence Hall. A fire alarm pull station was activated. 5:50 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident
in the C12 parking lot. An unattended vehicle was hit. 10:16 p.m. — A Tech officer arrested a non-student for driving with an invalid license at the 2500 block of Marsha Sharp Freeway following a traffic stop. The non-student was transported to the Lubbock County Jail. 10:52 p.m. — A Tech officer issued two students Lubbock County citations for possession of alcohol by minor in
the 700 block of Flint Avenue following a traffic stop. Both students signed the citations and were released. 11:38 p.m. — A Tech officer arrested a non-student for driving while intoxicated at the 1800 block of Hartford Avenue. The non-student was transported to the Lubbock County Jail. Information provided by B.J. Watson of the Texas Tech Police Department.
at a pledge retreat in November. The pledges had to do a scavenger hunt, she said, and take pictures of all the items they found. “She was crazy and hilarious at the same time,” Nwosu said. “She was always laughing and positive but still was the most humble person I have ever met at the same time.” Moon said she had the opportunity to know Myers well because she was her pledge trainer and had recruited Myers
to model for her roommate, who is a fashion design major. Her organization, WSO, currently has a small memorial in its office cubicle, she said, with a picture of her and flowers. They are also going to send flowers to her family and attend the memorial. “In a nutshell she was always goofy and had a huge personality,” Moon said. “She always had crazy stories to tell. We loved her and she will be missed.”
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“I know in situations like this people always say the really, really nice things about people but Elana really was one of the nicest people I have ever met,” Hamilton said. “She was always energetic. Everyone loved her, she was just one of those people.” Nwosu said one of her favorite memories about Myers was
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AHALEE CATHEY, A junior exercise and sport sciences major from Cypress, Katherine Benavidez, a junior nutrition major from Misson, and Zoe Gagnon, a sophomore biology major from Flower Mound, dissect a fetal pig to look for veins and arteries Thursday in the Biology building.
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The purchase of a ticket to the event will also benefit Special Olympic coaches and the organization of other athletic events, Benavidez said. “They (ticket purchases) are actually helping my coaches be educated as far as the new criteria that’s different from the events
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In previous years, the medical school admissions department organized the conference, Edwards said. This year, the HSC Student Government Association took over, Edwards said, and a group of 15 to 20 students have planned the event. This is the second year the conference is institution wide and not limited to only students interested in the medical school, he said. The conference serves as publicity for all five schools, Reyes said.
past,” she said. “We will have the funding and the means to put events together.” Amanda Jones, a senior nursing major from Round Rock and volunteer coordinator for the South Plains area Special Olympics, said students interested in volunteering can sign up at SOTXLubbockrc2014.eventbrite.com. “Volunteers can sign up as a group or individual,” she said. “Our first shift in the morning is
going to be setting up the venue and getting all the decorations and prepare in terms of chopping onions and potatoes.” Those who volunteer during the event will help check people in at the door, provide dining service and help with the cleanup process, Jones said. The event will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday in the City Bank Coliseum, according to an event release.
“When people think of HSC, they generally just think of the medical school,” he said. “It’s a lot more than that. HSC has a lot to offer to a variety of students.” Health care is one of the fastest expanding career fields, Edwards said, meaning the conference is necessary to attract potential students and future health care professionals. For example, Reyes said in the next five years, the area of athletic training and health is estimated to grow by 30 percent. “Ideally, we’ll inspire a new wave of students from the nearby regions to come to our school,” Edwards said. “We want
them to learn about biochemistry, athletic training, medicine, those kinds of things. With the aging population, we’re going to need a lot of people in the medical field.” As demand increases for general practitioners and other professions, he said the conference is necessary to appeal to a greater number of potential students. Those interested in attending can register the day of the event in the Academic Classroom building or prior to the event on HSC’s website, according to the release. The conference is free to attend, and lunch will be provided.
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Impact Tech raises health awareness on campus By HANNAH HIPP Staff Writer
The students handing out condoms in the free speech area have a purpose other than promoting sexual activity. Corey Velasquez, a junior electronic media and communications major from Crosbyton, is president of Impact Tech, a student organization concerned with spreading health-based information to the student body. “We give presentations to pretty much the whole student body,” Velasquez said. Impact Tech reaches out to fraternities, sororities, classrooms and whoever else they can find on campus.
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“I love lacrosse,” he said. “I played throughout high school, and I wanted to keep playing at the college level.” There is no tryout process for new members, according to the recreational sports website, and while many of the players have had prior training in lacrosse, beginners are welcome. Luke Erwin, a senior mechanical engineering major from Idaho Falls, Idaho, said he played lacrosse all throughout middle school and high school. “I love going out there and competing against other teams,” he said. “That’s probably one of my favorite things about playing lacrosse.” The Lone Star Alliance contains teams such as the University of Oklahoma, Baylor University and Rice University, according to the recreational sports website, as well as eight other universities. The Tech lacrosse team is currently 2-5, according to the team’s website, with victories over Rice University and the University of the Incarnate Word. “The team season hasn’t been as good as we had hoped, at least as far as our record goes,” Martin said. “Our team has really grown in size though, and I think we’ve had some new members that have really developed this year. In that respect, our season has gone really well.” The team will play Baylor and Texas A&M this weekend, Martin said, and will have the opportunity to make the division playoffs if it wins the two division games. Timothy Foelker, a freshman finance major from Austin, said he joined the team this year to make new friends and have a sense of teamwork. “My most memorable game so far was against Rice,” he said. “One of their players hit my teammate in the head with his stick. Let’s just say I wrapped him up and took him away. We ended up beating them 25-0.” Lacrosse is a laid back sport, Martin said, but it also is fast-paced and competitive. While the team aims to be competitive, according to the recreational sports website, it also strives to develop teamwork, sportsmanship and work ethic in its players.
They present over several health topics, Velasquez said, ranging from sexual responsibility and alcohol awareness to fitness and time management. “All of these are topics and information that pertain to health issues you would run into in your day-to-day life on campus,” he said. The organization also does community service, Velasquez said, such as helping with Race for the Cure or the Ronald McDonald house. Velasquez has been a member of the club for two and a half years, he said, and gained interest in the group because of how much public speaking is involved. “Impact Tech is based solely on public speaking,” he said, “so that’s what
got me interested.” Bendu Coleman, a senior psychology and Spanish major from Irving, is the club’s director of funds. The main purpose of the club, she said, is to spread awareness. Students often find themselves in difficult and potentially dangerous situations, Coleman said, and Impact Tech wants to make sure they know how to handle themselves. “Because we are college students, things such as drunk driving are very relevant,” Coleman said. “It’s important that people are aware of their surroundings and how to stay safe and the precautions that they need to take.” The group does presentations over
“During spring break last year, we went out to play LSU with only ten players, which is the minimum number you need in lacrosse,” Martin said. “We had no subs, but we got the whole team fired up. We were playing the best lacrosse we’d ever played, and we almost ended up beating their entire squad on their home field.” The team helps its players improve through the support of others, Foelker said, and interacting with the other players is fun because they
are all hardworking. The camaraderie goes beyond the field, Erwin said, and he has made friends he will stay in contact with long after he leaves the team. “It’s cool because everyone comes from different backgrounds,” Martin said. “We have people doing fraternities, and we have people involved in academic organizations. We all share the love for the game. The culture of lacrosse is so unified because we have a passion for what we do.” ➤➤email@example.com
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whom to call if a student is drunk, such as SafeRide, and other important numbers students should know. They also provide information over signs of alcohol poisoning, or what to do with sunburn, and things of that nature. “It’s about being aware of your resources,” Coleman said. “There are tons of resources on campus that students just have no idea about.” Accidents happen all the time, she said, and it is important to be prepared for those situations. The group is not trying to change
students’ lifestyles, Velasquez said, or point out things they are doing wrong. “We understand that everybody is their own person,” he said. “They are young adults now and can make their own decisions and own mistakes, we just want them to be aware of the best ways to handle things.” The club is open to all Tech students who have an interest. Emilia Gallegos, a senior exercise and sport sciences major from Plains, said anyone who is interested can join as long as they make an effort.
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Drive-in movies should be gaining popularity Alexis Nelson costs of obtaining new movies led many drive-ins to fail. The concept, however, is still worthy of praise. Scoring the deal of two movies for the price of one admission ticket, the drive-in allows more entertainment for less cost. According to Cinemark’s website, the cost for an evening ticket is about $9 per adult. The cost of one admission ticket to a drivein theater, for example Lubbock’s own Stars and Stripes, costs only $7 per adult. The price varies, however, from state to state. While the
costs might not be that different, one must also factor in that you only pay for the viewing of one movie at a traditional theater as opposed to two at a drive-in. Aside from the cost difference, the comfort level also plays a large factor as to why driveins are a better alternative. When watching a popular movie in traditional theaters, chances are the room is going to be packed. More than likely you’re going to get stuck next to someone you don’t know listening to whatever conversa-
... traditional movie theaters are getting really expensive, and the average college budget doesn’t allow for the cost.
Raising Congress’ pay solves nothing By NATHANIEL HAAS
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It was a statement that only a Congressman who isn’t up for reelection could make. “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” said Representative James Moran, a Democrat from Virginia who is retiring at the end of this session, in an interview with CQ Roll Call. For background, consider that many are calling the 113th Congress the most unproductive in years. As of last December, the last Congress to pass fewer bills than this one adjourned in 1947. The latest Gallup poll put Congressional approval at 15 percent. As a friend of mine who is running for Congress in November likes to put it, “I want to know what 15 percent of Americans think Congress is doing a good job.” And these people deserve a pay raise? According to some, the answer is yes. When the blogosphere lit up with those eager to slam Moran’s foolish suggestion, some jumped to his defense. The most basic argument seems to be that he misspoke — the legislative change that Moran ended up pushing yesterday (which failed miserably) was to give members a per diem (or stipend) for each day they spend in Washington. Moran’s call for a pay raise also started a more interesting conversation, one that doesn’t seem to be getting its due time in the sun.
According to Salon writer Alex Pareene, Congress’s meager pay is enough to incentivize them to both take heavy donations that take advantage of lax campaign finance laws and to quit their jobs early to get richer in the private sector. “And in a world where campaign finance regulations are constantly getting gutted by the courts, paying members a fortune and letting them fund their own campaigns is basically halfway to public financing of elections,” Pareene said. Pareene is right on the fact, but wrong on the argument. Why don’t we just cut to the chase and get serious about campaign finance reform? Even Moran seemed to acknowledge in his interview that one of the big reasons why a pay raise for Congress might be so unpopular is because Congress isn’t perceived as poor — and anyone that sees Super Pac’s loaded with cash from billionaires such as the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson can’t be blamed for this misperception. The problem with campaign finance reform is that the U.S. is quickly running in the wrong direction. Last week, the Supreme Court struck down overall limits on the amount donors can give to political parties and candidates. The limit an individual can give to a single candidate ($2,600) is still law, but the decision struck down the limit on how many $2,600 gifts an individual can give out. The lesson that folks such as Moran and Pareene seem to have drawn from this decision is a rather nihilist one —
namely, that campaign finance reform is hopeless and that the solution to ending corruption is to simply pay our elected officials more from the public purse. Maybe then, they say, members of Congress will be less beholden to Super PAC’s and special interest groups. Moran and Pareene should watch a few episodes of House of Cards. U.S. elected officials and journalists shouldn’t let another misguided decision from the Supreme Court derail the quest to make politics less corrupt. Paying Congress more is a feel-good and temporary solution, and anyone that thinks increasing Congress’s travel stipend is a meaningful solution to corruption should have his or her head examined. Moran’s call is a distraction and one that should be ignored. Unfortunately, it seems there were more articles, blog posts and tweets making fun of him than there were articles lambasting the Supreme Court for striking another blow to democracy that was McCutcheon v. FEC, the above-discussed decision that was handed down last week. Though it’s true that calls for increased pay during one of the most unproductive Congressional sessions ever makes for juicier headlines, Supreme Court decisions that continue to expand the role of money in politics are far more deadly for democracy. Moran’s solution is a wolf in sheep’s clothing that funnels money into politics in a different fashion — the solution is to get rid of it altogether.
US should not militarily intervene in Ukraine By ATHANASEUS GEORGY daily TrOjan (U. SOUThern cal)
The situation in the Ukraine and Crimea, a peninsula that was formerly under the auspices of the Ukrainian government, has been convoluted in sorts over the past few months. Though the U.S. media narrative has bordered on sensationalist, it should instead focus on how to engage with the Russian leadership diplomatically rather than convey the favor of anxious war hawks. Last fall, protests erupted in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev over former President Viktor Yanukovych’s plan to depart from ties with Europe and focus more on relations with Moscow. Protesters in Kiev’s Independence Square were adamantly opposed to any further ties with Russia and opposed the government’s decision to formulate any close relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Protests took place for weeks, and hundreds were killed until Feb. 21, when opposition leaders and Yanukovych agreed to dissolve the current government and hold new elections. Yanukovych subsequently lost all power and fled Kiev for Russia. Two days later, on Feb. 23, parliament appointed Oleksandr Turchynov president. Less than a week after the ouster of Yanukovych, Russian troops invaded Crimea and took control of the peninsula off the coast of the Black Sea. Even though the annexation was peaceful, the Western world decried breaches of sovereignty and
international law. Russian troops had occupied all military bases in Crimea and effectively forced Ukrainian troops out of the area. Russia released a referendum to the Crimean people to see if they wanted to secede from Ukraine. Ninety-six percent of voters approved the referendum; however, the veracity of the election remains under serious question. But Crimea is currently under control of Russian military troops. Throughout the crisis in the Ukraine and Crimea, many have called President Barack Obama a weak leader and ineffective in negotiating with Putin to withdraw troops. Much of the opposition has come from right-wing conserva-
tion they’re having or listening to their child cry. Watching a movie from the comfort of your car eliminates that annoyance. The privacy is a bonus as well. Going on a date to the drive-in with that special someone allows for the opportunity to talk with that person, or have “alone time” freely without interrupting others. It creates a very intimate dating experience in which you and your significant other may get to know each other better without the distractions of those around you.
tives who believe the United States should be more firm and aggressive in exacting power in the region. The lesson to be learned from the whole situation is that Russia is beginning to flex its muscles in a post-Cold War world. Many might see Putin’s deployment of troops in Crimea and the eastern border of Ukraine as a move to usurp power and steadily annex the entire Soviet sphere, including the Baltic States and Eastern Europe. That might be the case, but upon closer inspection of the trends in Russia, Putin’s moves might very well just be a way to showcase to the world Russia is a supreme power again and is rising in its military and economic prowess.
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et’s face it, everyone loves to see the latest and greatest Hollywood hits. Whether it be watching a romantic comedy or an actionpacked thriller, it’s safe to say people enjoy the movie-going experience. There’s just one problem: traditional movie theaters are getting really expensive, and the average college budget doesn’t allow for the cost. However, there is an alternative to a traditional theater that is friendlier to your wallet and provides a more unique experience: the drive-in movie theater. During the 1950s, this type of entertainment was thriving. According to a Bloomberg article, there were more than 4,000 drive-in theaters across the country. Less than 20 percent still exist today. With changes in technology within the movie industry, the
Along with the privacy comes the added benefit of being allowed to bring in your own food. Not all drive-ins allow it, but most, according to transitdrivein.com, allow the freedom to bring your own beverages and food. Ladies, no more having to sneak snacks in the purse! Let’s face it, we’ve all done it at some point at a regular movie theater. The only downside to bringing in food, though, is that driveins gain most of their revenue from snack sales, according to transitdrivein.com. The freedom to use your cell phone during the movie is also an added benefit. On the flip side of that, you don’t have to deal with the person in front of you using their phone while you try to enjoy your movie experience. The volume of the movie is also controlled by your car speakers
so you can have it as loud as you want, giving the drive-in moviegoers freedom to choose how they experience the showing. Aside from the cost differences and the privacy value, the drive-in theater offers an atmosphere that is very different from the average movie theater of today. As a family orientated experience, the drive-in allows more than just the college crowd a chance to enjoy movies in an alternative way. The old fashioned commercials that are shown and the old fashioned diner that usually accompanies a drive-in theater give the audience a retro-style experience that is missed by going to a traditional theater. Nelson is a freshman foundational engineering major from San Angelo. ➤➤ firstname.lastname@example.org
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Vogue Italia glorifies abuse with photo shoot By ISABELLE CAVAZOS
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Shock tactics are often used by desperate companies to maximize attention, such as American Apparel’s current controversial advertisement depicting an under-theskirt shot of a bent-over woman. Now, Vogue Italia is under fire for its recent photo spread, “Horror Story,” which depicts models as bloody, abused women fleeing their male counterparts. Critics argue the spread romanticizes domestic violence. Though the magazine’s Features Director Carlo Ducci and Editor in Chief Franca Sozzani claim the theme is meant to raise awareness of domestic violence and connect to women afflicted by it, the seriousness of the issue is incompatible with the artificial gore of an “American Horror Story” rip-off. One of the photos portrays a crying
woman crouched underneath a staircase with the lower half of a man wearing a blood-stained coat coming down the stairs. Another depicts a presumably dead woman lying on the floor with blood surrounding her hair and a knife on the ground next to her; in the distant background there is a man sitting in a chair. As many have pointed out, designer clothes by Miu Miu, Valentino and Marc Jacobs do not disguise the subject matter Vogue Italia is playing with. Despite Sozzani telling The Independent, a UK-based newspaper, that the concept was meant to be “cinematic” and explore how domestic violence is, as she says, “bigger than the (horror) you can see in the movies,” translating this concept into a glamorous photo shoot trivializes the gravity of this problem. Just last year the lower chamber of the Italian parliament approved a Council of Europe treaty aiming to prevent and act
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CDRC to host annual Fun Run By TAYLOR PEACE Staff Writer
The Child Development Research Center is hosting its annual Fun Run from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday for anyone who wants to enjoy some live music and fun-filled festivities to help raise money for the Cathy Nathan Endowment. Marjie Collins, unit coordinator for child development, said the Fun Run is an informal run and walk they host every year in order to raise money for children and families in need. “There will be a live disc jockey for music and our parents are raffling off some great prizes,” Collins said. “It’s always exciting to see how many people come out and join in on all the events.” Collins said the run will take place between the Hu-
man Sciences building and the CDRC playground. There will be plenty of balloons and signs around for people to see, she said, and anyone is allowed to join. “People come by themselves or in big groups, it doesn’t matter,” Collins said. “It’s just a fun thing to do. People get to be around amazing people and all come together for a good cause.” According to a news release from the CDRC, this is the seventh annual Cathy Nathan Fun Run they have hosted. The Cathy Nathan Fund is an endowed tuition assistance fund named after Nathan, according to the release, who was the director of CDRC for 17 years. The run is in honor of Nathan’s dedication to children, families, students and early childhood development, ac-
cording to the release. Stacy Johnson, director of child development, said it is a fun way to raise money for students and families who need help with paying for school. She said she believes the outcome of this year’s Fun Run will be better than last years due to all the festivities going on around the event. “We have done this many times before, and it has always been a success,” Johnson said. “We hope to see even more people this year because of all the festivities, including the circus that will be held after the run.” The circus is a celebration of the Week of the Young Child, Johnson said. She said the Week of the Young Child is a week in honor of the importance of early childhood development, families and
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Tech coach Kittley returns to Abilene Christian By DAWIT HAILE Staff Writer
Abilene Christian is hosting its inaugural ACU Wes Kittley Invitational to honor Texas Tech coach Wes Kittley. This is not without reason. Kittley ran for his alma mater, Abilene Christian, when he attended school there. However, his impact was not truly felt until he became head coach for the ACU track and field program. Once he found himself in charge of the program he ran for, he determined all the decisions. Those decisions led to a successful 15-year tenure. In those 15 years, ACU enjoyed 29 NCAA Division II Championships, according to Tech athletics. This production earned Kittley Division II Coach of the Year eight times and U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Silver Anniversary Team Coach. Kittley said he is humbled by the grand display with which Abilene Christian is trying to recognize him. “I just look upon (Abilene Christian) as it gave me an opportunity to get the (Texas Tech coaching job),” Kittley said. “It was a great opportunity at the time, and I think it gave me a lot of respect.” Without Abilene Christian, Kittley admits he may have not been able to
accomplish his dream of coaching a Division I program as fast as he did, he said. However, he is going to experience much of his enjoyment from seeing old friends and former athletes, Kittley said. There is still an invitational scheduled for Saturday with all that being said about Kittley’s legacy at Abilene Christian. Kittley expects Tech to sustain the performances it showcased at the Texas Tech Open, he said. This expectation is to maintain and add Red Raiders and Lady Raiders to the top-48 of each event for the West Region, Kittley said. If his studentathletes find a place in the top-48, they will have the ability to compete in the NCAA West Preliminaries. Once at the NCAA West Preliminaries, the Tech student-athletes compete to qualify for the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Tech sophomore jumper Bradley Adkins is firmly in position to do exactly what Kittley wishes. Duffield and Adkins are ranked No. 2 and 3, respectively, in the high jump, according to the Track and Field Results Reporting System. The duo almost solidified their place on the qualifying list even further, but narrowly missed the opportunity to surpass Duffield’s outdoor school record of 7 feet 3.75 inches.
Adkins said the record will come eventually. Their focus is simply practice and more looks at the height of 7 feet 4 inches. Their practice does not include a complete overhaul of their current jumping technique, he said. Adkins and Duffieldare worried about tweaking a few areas they realized required attention. After they figure out those tweaks, it is just a matter of smoothing it out into one fluid sequence, so they impress for Kittley in Abilene. “We want to do good for ourselves,” Adkins said. “Obviously, more than that, we want to go up there and compete for this team and coach Kittley, you know.” The jumpers will try to score as many points as possible, so they can help this team create a special moment together for Kittley, he said. This effort Adkins is speaking of will include many capable Tech athletes. Sophomore hurdler and jumper Le’Tristan Pledger has yet to lose a race this outdoor season, according to Tech athletics. Junior Kole Weldon made a breakthrough in the hammer toss with a school record at the Tech Open, and fellow thrower redshirt sophomore Hannah Carson cannot compete in a meet this season without breaking a facility or school record. A ceremony is scheduled for 5:30
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Red Raider softball team back in Lubbock for Big 12 Conference weekend series By JEREMY KRAKOSKY Staff Writer
After winning a game in Austin last weekend for the first time since 2005, the Texas Tech softball team has some momentum heading into a three-game series against Oklahoma State. Tech senior southpaw Brittany Talley said it was a special moment to win in Austin in her senior season. “I had a couple goals for myself heading
into (last weekend) because I’ve had some rough outings against Texas in the past. Taylor Thom has always had my number. Every single team we play them, for some reason, she just knows how to hit off me, and I finally struck her out for the first time,” she said. “That was a good goal to finally hit in my last year, too, and then as a team, beating them at home was a really big deal for all of us.” The Red Raiders are now back in Lubbock and will start the three-game series
against Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. Friday. The series will continue at 4 p.m. Saturday and conclude at noon Sunday. “(Oklahoma State) is very good in the circle because they’ve got a senior pitcher that’s been there before and she’s having a great year for them,” Tech coach Shannon Hays said. “So it all starts there, we are going to have to match them in the circle, or try to be better than them in the circle. “I think one of the advantages we have as a team, usually going in against another
teams, is our aggressiveness on the bases and how we have able to steal bases and put the pressure on teams’ defenses with our speed on the bases.” Tech enters the weekend with a 28-14 overall record including 1-5 in the Big 12 Conference, but they have played better at Rocky Johnson Field and have a 13-4 home record. Tech freshman centerfielder Sydni Emanuel has lead the offensive all year, ranking second in the Big 12 in steals and
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