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TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014 VOLUME 88 ■ ISSUE 141

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Department extends transgender rights On April 29, the United States Department of Education announced its decision that transgender students, on the basis of Title IX, are protected by the federal legislation’s prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex. According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, “Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.” This means students will be allowed to join a specific men or women’s team based on actual sex, not by how they dress or appear. Title IX, according to the Associated Press, prohibits gender discrimination at schools that receive federal funds and also regulates such universities’ handling of sexual violence. Close to 80 percent of transgender students, according to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, report experiencing harassment based on their gender identity while at school. This ruling, according to the article, will allow universities to take action based on reports of this kind of harassment. ➤➤

1 killed, 3 injured in chopper crash in NM FORT BLISS (AP) — One solider has died and three others were injured when their helicopter crashed during weekend training exercises from a West Texas post. Sgt. Dwight Burn died when the CH-47 Chinook he was in crashed Saturday night near Orogrande, New Mexico. Another crewmember and two pilots were injured. All four soldiers are with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The soldiers were conducting highaltitude mountainous environment training out of Fort Bliss in El Paso. Fort Bliss spokesman Lt. Col. Lee Peters said Monday nobody on the ground was hurt.


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Texas Tech SGA takes initiative to change dead day By DIEGO GAYTAN

Hatch has already introduced the idea of an extended dead day to Tech officials. “We (SGA) met with Provost (Lawrence) Schovanec last week and I brought it up as an idea we were interested in running on,” he said. “He was excited to hear the idea and he recommended we keep looking into it so it was good to know he was open to the idea” Current SGA Internal Vice President BaLeigh Waldrop is also proposing including a fall break for future Tech students. Although making a change to the academic calendar is difficult, after the 2017-2018 window, SGA can look into changing the calendar, she said. “It is possible for us to look into things like the expansion of dead day and fall break,” she said. “It’s not something students now are going to see, but that’s how it goes with student govern-

ment sometimes, we get to work on things, but we don’t get to see the fruit of them.” SGA polled students about their opinion on the implementation of a fall break in the future, according to SGA resolution 49.111. A majority of students who were surveyed were in favor of the fall break. SGA will meet with the Tech academic committee, Tech provost and academic schedulers to come up with an agreement regarding an expanded dead day and fall break. These projects are feasible despite their difficulty, Waldrop said. “The reason we even got to the discussion of this is because they started fall break initially because it was an SGA initiative,” she said. “It was a resolution they wrote four or five years ago and Tech had a fall break for a while.”

School has highest passage rate for exam

Annual SpeakUp! Contest hosted today

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With finals quickly approaching, many students of Texas Tech may feel they do not have enough time to prepare for their final exams. Current Tech Student Government Association President Hayden Hatch is looking to expand dead day to give future Tech students more time to prepare for their final exams. Making changes to the academic calendar is a complex issue since the calendar is set years in advance and must meet many guidelines, Hatch said. “Whenever you try to change something, it touches many areas of the university, not just students,” he said. “It’s definitely going to be one of those projects that takes a while to implement, but I still think it’s worth working on even if I


Several Texas Tech law student graduates completed and passed the February bar exam, giving Tech the highest passage rate for the exam in the state, beating universities such as Baylor and The University of Texas. Catherine Christopher, director of Bar Preparatory Resources for the School of Law, said the passage rate was a great accomplishment for the school. “We did do really well on the bar exam,” she said. “We’re thrilled and pleased, especially for those 22 new Texas lawyers.” Dean Darby Dickerson said in an announcement of the results that the

won’t see the benefits by the time I graduate.” What he would like to see happen is to take Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off leading into the weekend and not start exams until Monday, Hatch said. “It is modeled after other universities, University of Alabama, as what they call dead week,” he said. Tech’s academic calendar is set in advance untill the 2017-2018 school year, according to the Tech Office of Official Publications. Although the calendar is set years in advance, it does not mean it cannot be adjusted, Hatch said. “Although it is very hard to change an academic calendar, it can be done,” he said. “People just have to make adjustments to it, and the biggest hurdle is going to be making sure we have enough student support.”

passage of the bar exam is a large step for future lawyers. “Passing the bar examination is a tremendous professional milestone that takes preparation and hard work,” she said. The Texas bar exam consists of a two and one-half day testing period to evaluate the knowledge of the applicants. There is a multiple choice section, an essay section and even a mock case part of the exam to test the applicants on a wide range of topics from criminal to marital law. Christopher said the students who took the exam studied an average of 40 hours a week in order to prepare for the various parts of the exam. “The students who just passed the bar exam spent two and a half months study-


ing full-time,” she said. “They mastered 23 different subject matters. It was really just a ton of work.” Virginia Shewmake, a third-year law student from Katy, said she passed the bar exam and did a large amount of studying and preparing in order to take the exam. “I studied 10 to 12 hours minimum every day for eight weeks,” she said. “Fortunately, I had a great support system, and a friend who had previously taken it and knew what to expect. I treated it like a job, minus the paycheck.” Shewmake said the whole process was a draining experience and said during the exam she wished she had prepared more.

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Before symptoms appear, screenings can help doctors detect cancer, with early detection potentially saving lives. Saturday, the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center will host two free screenings for two types of cancer that often go undetected: skin and oral. Tech Physicians dermatologists and the University Medical Center Southwest Cancer Center will screen for skin cancer from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Southwest Cancer and Research Center, according to an HSC news release. Additionally, the HSC School of Medicine Otolaryngology Club ADVERTISING: 806-742-3384

will offer free oral cancer screenings beginning at 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the South Plains Mall Grand Court. “This is important because skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States,” Kathleen McPherson, HSC clinic office manager and administrator of dermatology, said. “Being screened can help prevent skin cancers.” With Lubbock temperatures already above 90 degrees, people put themselves at risk while under the sun. According to a screening flier, early detection is essential. For patients whose melanoma, one of the most common types of cancer, is detected before it spreads to the lymph nodes, the five-year survival rate is

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98 percent. During HSC’s annual skin cancer screenings, McPherson said doctors will look for a variety of symptoms. “We’re actually looking a lot at moles,” she said. “Some may be different from others. They might have flaky patches, may be raised, there may be a change in the color, size, shape or feel of the mole. It might be a sore that hasn’t healed yet.” Because 1 million Americans develop skin cancer annually, physicians performing screenings will conduct skin examinations and provide referrals for treatment if necessary, according to the release.

The Department of Communications Studies is hosting a persuasive speech showdown for students in the classes of COMS 2300 Public Speaking and COMS 3358 Business and Professional Communication. The competition, titled SpeakUp!, begins at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Media and Communication building, and 46 contestants will be voted on how well judges and the audience like their persuasive speeches. Joy Anderson, course coordinator for the business and professional communications course, said the contest used to be hosted 12 years ago, but died down afterward and was only brought back up several years ago. “We wanted to give students a chance to participate in the contest like some of us were able to when we were in grad school,” Anderson said. “It’s a fun way for students to get some experience, and we have some great prizes for the winners.” Anderson said the speech winners will receive cash prizes and the other three contestants that make it to the final round will be given gift cards from Barnes & Noble. “Our celebrity judges include Chad Hasty, who runs the talk show ‘The Chad Hasty Show,’ and Hayden Hatch, who just took over office as student government president on May 1,” Anderson said. “We are super excited for them to take time out of their busy schedules to come and judge this awesome contest.”

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I would definitely say dead week. I feel like it would give students the opportunity to find the time to study. I feel like dead week would actually be better. Even though you don’t need the whole week to study, then you could find time to study.”

James Kennedy freshman sociology major from San Antonio -

I would rather have dead week. You have a lot more time to study so you don’t have to cram everything in, finishing assignments and studying.

- Melissa Taft - junior psychology major from Duvall, Washington

Dead week sounds fantastic, but I think I would rather go with dead day. If I were to have a whole week where I’m doing nothing but studying I’m going to go stir-crazy.” Hannah Woodson sophomore public relations major from Bakersfield, California -

I would pick dead day because I want to get my tests over with.

- LJ Atonacci - freshman psychology major from San Antonio

I like a lot of time to prepare. I stress and get anxiety about tests so this would give me time to get ready. One day I’ll feel like ‘OK that’s my only day to study’ and freak out, so I would definitely say dead week.” Bre Jones junior public relations major from Houston -


I would rather have dead week. It would just be a good week to do nothing, so I get to relax after turning in my art projects before finals.

- Jacob Snow - freshman photography major from San Angelo

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2016 campaign checklist: Perry EDITOR’S NOTE _ 2014 is a year of auditioning, positioning, networking and just plain hard work for people who might run for president in 2016. There’s plenty to do, and the pace has quickened since The Associated Press last took a broad look at preparations for a potential campaign. Here’s a look at one prospective candidate. AUSTIN (AP) — A look at Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s preparations for a potential 2016 presidential campaign: Nondenial denial: “I don’t know whether I’m going to run for the presidency. I’m going to spend the time in preparation,” Ohio, April. Book: Not since 2010. Iowa visits: Yes, third trip since November coming up: He’s to campaign for Gov. Terry Branstad in late spring. Visited Des Moines suburbs and Davenport in February, meet-

ing GOP activists and attending an event with business leaders sponsored by Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity. Met Branstad and addressed Des Moines crowd of 400 in November. New Hampshire: No. South Carolina: Yes, spoke to state GOP in December. Also visited in August to raise money for Gov. Nikki Haley’s re-election campaign. This is the state where he announced his failed presidential campaign, in August 2011, and where he dropped out, in January 2012, two days before its primary. Foreign travel: Yes, has visited Israel numerous times including an October trip that included a photo op with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, meeting Cabinet members, and a separate stop in London to see British officials and financial leaders.


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JAZMIN TORRES PLAYS the guitar and sings while performing in a mariachi band at the Batalla de Puebla: Cinco de Mayo event Monday outside the Student Union Building.

Friday 1:24 p.m. — A Texas Tech officer investigated an accident at the 3000 block of 18th Street. A bicyclist struck a motor vehicle. Emergency Medical Services transported the cyclist, who is not a student, to University Medical Center Emergency Room. 3:33 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a theft of an unsecured cellphone from the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center. 8:24 p.m. — A Tech officer arrested a student for an outstanding Lubbock County warrant after a traffic stop in the R18 parking lot. The student was transported to the Lubbock County Jail. 9:07 p.m. — A Tech officer arrested a non-student for public intoxication after a welfare check on the east side of the Tech Police Department. The non-student was transported to the Lubbock County Jail. 9:48 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated theft in the Wall/Gates Residence Hall lobby. An iPhone was taken. Saturday 1:10 a.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident in the Z2D parking lot. An unattended vehicle was hit. 1:35 a.m. — A Tech officer charged a student with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after investigating the report of a suspicious odor in

Coleman Residence Hall. 6:47 p.m. — A Tech officer arrested a student for public intoxication following the report of an intoxicated pedestrian in the Z4M parking lot. The student was transported to the Lubbock County Jail. 8:21 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident at 14th Street and Peoria Avenue. A fixture was hit. A fence and utility equipment belonging to Tech were damaged. 11:25 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated criminal mischief in the 3rd floor hallway at Murdough Residence Hall. Three ceiling tiles and two emergency exit signs were damaged. Sunday 12:38 a.m. — A Tech officer arrested a student for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop at the 1200 block of Flint Avenue. The student was transported to the Lubbock County Jail. 12:53 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated harassment at Chitwood Residence Hall. A student was receiving unsolicited emails. 8:53 p.m. — A Tech officer arrested a non-student for evading arrest in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest after a traffic stop at the 2600 block of First Street. The non-student was transported to the Lubbock County Jail. Information provide by B.J. Watson of the Texas Tech Police Department.



Physicians at the oral cancer screening will perform a quick and painless exam, according to the release. Symptoms of oral cancer include unhealed sores, white or red patches in the mouth and changes in voice. “Tobacco and alcohol users traditionally have been considered the populations at greatest risk for these cancers,” Dr. Joehassin Cordero said in the release. “However, oral cancer cases are on the rise in younger adults who do not smoke and recent research indicates this development is due partly to the



“It was hard, both emotionally and mentally draining and long,” she said. “I was prepared, but of course I walked in and out and thought I should have done more. I should have stayed up later, done more essays and reviewed hearsay a few more times. I am so glad I don’t have to do it again.” There were a total of 24 students who took the exam, and 22 students passed. This gave Tech a total passage rate of 92 percent. The second highest passage rate came from Baylor at 88 percent. There will be another bar exam for graduating law students during the summer, where close to 120 will participate, Christopher said.

increase of the human papilloma virus which can be transmitted through oral sex. HPV-related oral cancers are more difficult to detect because these cancers usually occur on the back of the tongue or on the tonsils, providing even more reason to get screened regularly.” In the cancer’s early stages, there is an 80 to 90 percent survival rate for patients, according to the release. Coredero said every adult should be screened for oral cancer, which frequently goes undetected because people do not know the risk factors. Individuals with symptoms of either disease are advised to see a doctor immediately. ➤➤

Shewmake said the best part of the exam was when it was finally completed, and she has never been more relieved. “I have never been so thrilled to be finished with something as I was at the end of that test,” she said. “I am so glad I have that behind me. Hard work, dedication, commitment and a great support system were the key.” The results for the exam were returned last week, and Shewmake said the wait for the results was the worst part of the process. “The worst is the wait for the results,” she said. “It was brutal. Seriously, my friends would tell you what a complete nervous wreck I was this past week waiting for the final results.” Shewmake, along with the other new lawyers, will be sworn in at a ceremony in Austin in May. ➤➤

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation’s roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment. An Associated Press analysis of traffic deaths and U.S. census data in six drilling states shows that in some places, fatalities have more than quadrupled since 2004 — a period when most American roads have become much safer even as the population has grown. “We are just so swamped,” said Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva of Karnes County, Texas, where authorities have

been overwhelmed by the surge in serious accidents. The industry acknowledges the problem, and traffic agencies and oil companies say they are taking steps to improve safety. But no one imagines that the risks will be eliminated quickly or easily. “I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon,” Villanueva said. The energy boom, fueled largely by new drilling technology, has created badly needed jobs, lifted local economies and drawn global manufacturers back to the United States. But the frenzy of drilling activity contributes heavily to the flood of traffic of all kinds that experts say has led to the increase in serious accidents and deaths.


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Tech Starcraft Team competes in Final Four Staff Writer

Starcraft is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game created in 1998 and has been the grassroots of online gaming and competitions since it began. T h e Tex a s Te c h S t a r c ra f t Te a m c o m p e t e d i n t h e S t a rcraft Final Four competit i o n S a t u r d a y. Jason Bohenek, a second year biological sciences graduate student from Scranton, Pennsylvania, said Starcraft is a game that practically launched competitive gaming into the mainstream world. “Starcraft is like Chess on steroids,” Bohenek said. “Our players have to be analytically strategic in their gaming in order

to win or move on to the next level. It gets pretty intense.” He said he did not know if he was going to be able to find enough members to participate in the league, since most of the members from last year either quit or graduated. Because no one was taking the initiative to make another team, Bohenek said he decided to make one himself. “I didn’t know how strong the team would be so I put us in the D2 division,” Bohenek said, “but we have turned out to be a really strong team with some amazing players.” He said their team has been undefeated in the regular season, and that is what led them this far into the playoff brackets. He said the playoffs were similar to playoffs such as the

NCAA, where they start off one is online at the same time with 16 and go down to the in order to play, he said. final four. “We get to know who we are “Being in the final four is playing ahead of time,” Bohenek very upsaid, “so we sit down lifting and I am very and analyze what proud of my teamwe need to mates,” Bodo in order to come out henek said. He said on top. Beeach team ing able to member hone our plays anabilities to the match other indiBRITT DANZER vidual from really helps SOPHOMORE another prepare us MARKETING MAJOR school and for what to depending expect in on the game outcome, the win- each match.” ner will keep moving forward. Nathan Walker, a sophoThe hardest part about com- more management information petitions is making sure every- systems major from Austin, is

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one of the members of the Starcraft team and said although they lost, he felt they gave a great effort. Everyone kept their head in the game in order to come out on top, he said. “I wasn’t really nervous because I thought we were fully prepared for this tournament,” Walker said. “We have been practicing all semester, and our team is pretty strong.” Britt Danzer, a sophomore marketing major from St. Louis, said this is the first time he has been part of Final Four Series. Known as the “Ace Player” for the team, Danzer said he was not nervous for the game this past weekend either. “I felt we were fully prepared and have been doing so much practicing and strategic analyz-

ing of our competitors that we should’ve been fine,” Danzer said. “I’m super excited to see the turn out of next year.” Danzer said he has been playing sports all his life, such as hockey and baseball, and believes Starcraft is right up there next to sports. He said although Starcraft is more of a mental game, it still is considered a sport with all of the practice and hard work each player puts in, especially if they are in the pros. “I honestly don’t see the difference between video games and sports,” Danzer said. “Yes, sports are more physically active, but video games require one to be mentally active and that’s half the part of a sports game is the mental mindset.” ➤➤

US teachers nowhere near as Tech Activities Board to diverse as their students host Rest, Relaxation Night WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite. New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this “diversity gap” at elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The groups want more to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their classrooms. Teachers are always pushing their students to excel, said Kevin Gilbert, coordinator of teacher leadership and special projects for the Clinton Public School District in Clinton, Mississippi. It becomes easier for students to believe “when they can look and see someone who looks just like them, that they can relate to,” said Gilbert, a member of the NEA’s executive committee. “Nothing can help motivate our students more than to see success standing right in front of them.” More than minority stu dents would benefit from a more diverse teacher corps, said Ulrich Boser, the author of the center’s report. “Even in a place like North Dakota, where the students a r e n ’t p a r t i c u l a r l y d i v e r s e relative to the rest of the country, it’s important for our social fabric, for our sense as a nation, that students are engaging with people who t h i n k , t a l k a n d a c t d i f f e rently than them but can also be just as effective at raising student achievement in the

classroom,” he said. There were about 3.3 million teachers in American public elementary and secondary schools in 2012, according to a study by the National Center for Education Statistics. It said 82 percent were white, 8 percent were Hispanic, 7 percent were black and about 2 percent were Asian. Students are a different story. In 1993, minority students made up 31 percent of the public school population; it was 41 percent in 2003. The Center for American Progress’ most recent statistics show 48 percent of the students in public schools are nonwhite — 23 percent Hispanic, 16 percent black and 5 percent Asian — and that percentage is expected to continue to increase. “We project that this fall, for the first time in American history, the majority of public school students in America will be nonwhite,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said last week. Hispanics have passed blacks as the largest minority group of teachers, just as there are more Hispanic students than African-Americans in the public school system. This tracks with the increases in the number of Hispanics in the United States, with Latinos the largest minority group in the country and the fastest-growing. Jan Alderson, a science teacher at Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park, Kansas, saw the changes at her school. “We have very few teachers of minority background yet we’ve gone to about 40 percent minority population,” said Alderson, who was inducted into the

National Teacher Hall of Fame this past week. “It’s a beautiful blending, it’s just teachers who don’t have that cultural background, I think just that there are more issues.” Teaching used be one of the only professions African-American college graduates could aspire to and make decent money, said LaRuth Gray, scholar-in-residence at the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools at New York University. But as the county integrated and other professions opened their ranks, education lost its “cachet” and fewer African-American students thought about becoming teachers, she said. “It’s not seen as the ideal careers to have, and so therefore our youngsters, our black children tend to move in other directions,” said Gray, who also serves as a government liaison for the National Alliance of Black School Educators. It will take political will to change those numbers, advocates say. Most states already have programs and policies intended to increase the number of minority teachers, “but the yield of new teachers of color is disappointing,” the NEA report said.

Finals are stressful, as any student knows, and sometimes students need an outlet to get away from their studies for a while. Tech Activities Board will host Rest and Relaxation Night from 6-9 p.m. May 6 in the Matador Room of the Student Union building. “It’s always a good event,” Mckenzie Hopson, a junior public relations major from Gatesville and special programs coordinator for TAB, said. The event will feature snacks and massages, she said, as well

as some simple games. “We try to keep it simple,” Hopson said. “Nothing you have to work too hard at or think too much about.” There will be free scantrons and blue books given out, she said, as well as a few prizes that will be raffled off. Barnes & Noble will have a booth set up as well, Hopson said, to give students an overview of their services. “There is more interaction on their part,” she said, “because we are trying to make the event bigger this year.”

The purpose of the event is to give students a break from their studying, Hopson said. It is not fun to sit there and stare at the same piece of paper over and over again, she said, and try to hammer it in. “It’s good for students to stop and go eat a little bit of food and have a little bit of fun,” Hopson said, “and then get back to their studies.” The event is open to all Tech students and everything will be free, according to TechAnnounce. ➤➤



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Kassidy Ketron some of my best friends. Anyone who knows me knows that I didn’t spend time with other friends outside of work, but I appreciate those few friends, like Hillary Haralson and Kara Johnson, who stuck around when making time for them was difficult. I’ve been in weddings of former coworkers and will be in more to come. Every June, I, along with former “DTers,” plan a vacation to anywhere because even though we haven’t seen each other in a year or longer, we’re still just as close. I learned things from these people who weren’t afraid to be brutally honest. Paige Skinner challenged every decision and opinion I had, and I learned that was OK. It forced me to really think about choices I was making for this publication. My wonderful advisers, Sheri Lewis and Andrea Watson, made me question everything and helped mold me into the person I am today. They are my biggest cheerleaders and critics. Without The DT, there’s

Without The DT, there’s no way I would have had the internships I’ve had or been successful in my classes.

no way I would have had the internships I’ve had or been successful in my classes. I would probably still be really awkward, too. Thank you to everyone who helped me get here, supported me, criticized me and stayed close even when I refused time for their friendship or blew them off. There have been times I’ve taken my job too seriously and not allowed myself to be a kid, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. This has been the most amazing four years of my life and it wouldn’t have been the same without you all. I’m not going to list your names, but you know who you are. Here I am, four years later, welcoming my alone time. I also can talk to random strangers and not feel like I’m going to pass out — but I still turn red on occasion. Like many of you, I will be graduating in a few weeks. I will pack up everything I’ve acquired during my four years and hopefully move to wherever I get a job. There’s nothing significant about that. But, like many of you, we have had significant, lifechanging experiences while at Texas Tech. We’ve had the opportunity to get a great education, meet great people and have a blast in the small town of Lubbock. But my experience wouldn’t be anywhere near as amazing had I not come to The Daily Toreador. Ketron is The DT’s editor-in-chief and a senior public relations major from Seminole. ➤➤


year and a half ago, I started working as a videographer for a newspaper. I thought it was genius. It actually was. Working with amazing, talented people covering sports, clubs and organizations was a great experience I thought couldn’t be topped. A few months later as I’m midbite of delicious enchiladas, I get a call from Kassidy Ketron with the opportunity to be the electronic media editor. I accepted the job and went back to eating, but I realized that with working the hours of 5:30 p.m. to after midnight, my first fear would be missing out on sports on weeknights. I soon discovered the unwritten rule of sports after 6 in the office, and it quickly eased the pain. Although we don’t always agree on the sport or team we want on the TV, sports after 6 is a cherished tradition. The staff will be down a man next year, but I hope the tradition stays alive. That last part is pretty sad, but what really made this job was the family that formed between everyone. Being in an office for hours straight, we bonded over anything. I trusted everyone until during game four of the Spurs/ Mavericks playoff game, the TV turned off multiple times while Chantal Espinoza was laughing at her desk. No one has ‘fessed up yet. It’s not funny. Working with some of the most talented and easygoing people has made this job one of the best I’ll ever have and formed friendships and memories that will last forever. Driving to Hobbs, New Mexico to cover the Air Raiders skydiving team with Lauren Pape was one of the coolest things I was able to do while at The Daily Toreador.

Ben Fox Riding on a Cessna up to 11,000 feet and sticking my head out the door to get the shot put a number on my pants. To add on to that day, after landing successfully, we jumped back in the car and drove back to Lubbock to cover the afternoon Texas Tech football game against Texas State. After the game, running on fumes, the group of us covering the game grabbed an early morning dinner at IHOP that never tasted better. Covering Tech sports has given me opportunities to interview coaches and athletes and be closer to the action. The group of us covering Tech football even made it on one of the best shows ever: SportsCenter. During the TCU game, Bradley Marquez completed a touchdown catch for the win, almost running into us. We made it on SportsCenter’s Top 10, something I dreamed about being on as a kid. Even my boy, the “Texas Tech Fox,” made it on ESPN that night. We don’t always watch sports in the newsroom. There are exceptions, as we got behind the crazy show “American Horror Story: Coven” that entertained us on late nights. The show hooked us with

a lure as the newsroom went silent Wednesday nights apart from a few shrieks as we watched in horror. Spending four nights with my co-workers at Raiderville was a great experience. We camped about the closest I’ve ever camped to civilization, but that didn’t spoil the fun. With free pizza almost every night, state parks across Texas should think about implementing something like this. Leaving your Facebook open on any computer in the newsroom is an open invitation. One of the finer works of art this semester was working as a team to hack a Facebook account to convince friends that the sexiest Ag major is transferring to Te x a s A & M . Sorry for the phone calls. I’ve never met better people who not only have a passion and talent for anything they do, but enjoy life. Working here gives you experience beyond the classroom and memories that follow you across the stage. I’ve enjoyed the ride and wish it could go on longer, but know I’m ready for what lies ahead. Walking across the stage will be tough looking back at my time here, but to quote Robert Earl Keen, “the road goes on forever and the party never ends.”

Covering Tech sports has given me opportunities to interview coaches and athletes and be closer to the action.


ear the end of my high school career, I was so shy it hurt and I would blush at the drop of a hat. I did everything in my power not to go anywhere alone and the thought of even being alone made me sick. Before I even started classes, I was employed at The Daily Toreador. I had my first story assignment about overdraft protection and cried because it wasn’t as easy as high school. Ye a h , I w a s that girl. I promise I have a point if you’ll just stick with me. From that day on, my life changed. I learned how to talk to random people whom I had never met, I learned that 8 a.m. classes were a pain in the ass and I learned that everyone here wanted me to succeed. At one point, I wanted to quit, but I didn’t. I did change my major to public relations because this is the best place on this campus to learn what you do and don’t love. I love journalism, but I love public relations more. Though I don’t want to be a journalist during my career, The DT has been like another family to me. I’ve worked here every summer and semester of my college career minus last summer because of internships. My coworkers turned into

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Lauren Pape for the last four years. Are newspapers dying? While working with both the print and online sides of journalism and observing students’ media habits, I have decided on an answer. I have no idea. I do, however, believe traditional and online media work extremely well together, and there will always be a way to combine them to produce something great. Why assume that it has to be one or the other? It’s both exciting and terrifying entering into an industry that may look completely different in 10 years, but I believe my experience at The Daily Toreador has prepared me to handle it. I never had a job in high school and never imagined

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myself being a “workaholic,” but that changed pretty quickly. I admittedly spent way more time shooting football games, fighting my way to the front of the crowd at Josh Abbott concerts and in press conferences than I did studying, but I don’t regret it. I feel sorry for the students who just go to class and then go home and hang out with their friends or play video games all day. Who needs that when you can spend your time getting better at what you love to do and hang out with your friends at work who feel the same way and challenge you to improve every day? More than any class I ever took, The Daily Toreador prepared me for the real world, and along the way, I made some of the best friends I’ve ever had, and for that I am thankful. While the future of the industry, and my career, is uncertain, I’m somehow not too worried. The only thing I’m worried about is if I’ll ever find a job as great as the one I’ve had the pleasure to have for the last four years. Pape is a senior electronic media and communications major from Frisco. ➤➤ Copyright © 2014 Texas Tech University Student Media/The Daily Toreador. All DT articles, photographs and artwork are the property of The DT and Student Media and may not be reproduced or published without permission. The Daily Toreador is a designated public forum. Student editors have the authority to make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval.

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’ve put off writing this column for weeks, partly because I didn’t know what to say but mostly because I was fearful that it would awaken the slightly emotional part of me that’s been avoiding the fact that I’m leaving this place very, very soon. Some might say my time at Texas Tech was short-lived. I’m graduating a year early, and as I apply for “real” jobs and answer difficult interview questions, I often question why I thought that would be a good idea. However, in my three years at Tech, I can honestly say I’ve undergone the full college experience, although it wasn’t exactly like the movies. I showered for a year with flip flops on, consumed way too much coffee, adopted a puppy, worked 14-hour shifts serving alcohol to rowdy Tech football fans (I appreciate your tips) and spent quite a few fuzzy nights at Crickets dancing (people don’t usually dance at Crickets). I’d like to sound cool and say I skipped too many classes, but that would be a lie because I suffer from “I skipped class today I’m going to fail” anxiety. Thanks, Mom. I would also like to thank my roommate, Lauren, for indulging in my recycling efforts and putting up with my insanity, Whitney, for dancing right Toreador, Box 43081 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409. Letters The Daily Toreador welcomes letters from readers. Letters must be no longer than 300 words and must include the author’s name, signature, phone number, Social Security number and a description of university affiliation. Students should include year in school, major and hometown. We reserve the right to edit letters. Anonymous letters will not be accepted for publication. All letters will be verified before they are published. Letters can be emailed to dailytoreador@ or brought to 180 Media and Communication. Letters should be sent in before 3 p.m. to ensure the editors have enough time to verify and edit the submission. Guest Columns The Daily Toreador accepts submissions of unsolicited guest columns. While we cannot acknowledge receipt of all columns, the authors of those selected for publication will be notified. Guest columns should be no longer than 650 words in length and on a topic of relevance to the university community. Guest columns are also edited and follow the same guidelines for letters as far as identification and submittal. Unsigned Editorials appearing on this page represent the opinion of The Daily Toreador. All other columns, letters and artwork represent the opinions of their authors and are not necessarily representative of the editorial board, Texas Tech University, its employees, its student body or the Board of Regents. The Daily Toreador is independent of the College of Media and Communication. Responsibility for the editorial content of the newspaper lies with the student editors.

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alongside me at Crickets and Carise, a.k.a. Carizzal, for being so “chill.” If you listen to the things I mutter under my breath while I’m riding my bike to class against 50 mph wind gusts, deleting TechAnnounce emails or paying another parking ticket, you may question my next sentence. I really love Tech. Just attendi n g a Te c h football game is enough to justify that statement. I can honestly say I’ll be walking the stage with a great education facilitated by truly awesome, intelligent and helpful professors. Being a Red Raider is special — there’s no doubting that. It’s not a university; it’s a mentality. Tech exposed me to people with many different viewpoints from many different back-

grounds. I grew up in a small town, and college changed my outlook on so many things. Many things I used to think were important seem very small and petty now. While I’ve made a few poor decisions, one of the best decisions I made in college was applying to work at The Daily Toreador. The people that work here are so incredibly weird, and I love it. I’ve learned so much about so many things and developed an obsession with proper grammar, spelling and punctuation that makes scrolling through my Facebook feed absolutely painful. So as I take my last few finals, give my last few presentations and sip my last few Chimy’s margaritas, I’ll look back with love on my time at Tech and try not to freak out. College is such a beautiful institution, isn’t it? Wreck ‘em.

... I’ll look back with love on my time at Tech and try not to freak out.


n the last four years as a student in the college of Media and Communication, the photo editor of La Ventana and a photojournalist at The Daily Toreador, I’ve seen a lot of change, and not just at Texas Tech. Yes, the college has since upgraded buildings, and student media has moved into the fancy new rotunda, but I’m talking about change in the entire journalism industry. It isn’t what it was when I started here just four years ago. With news moving online and to social media, newspapers must adapt, which is something I have grown really passionate about and have loved being a part of. I’ve found t h a t Tw i t t e r and Facebook can not only be used to tell the world what you had for lunch, but to spread news in the fastest way possible. Now, as I venture out into the real world, I must ask myself a pretty uncomfortable question for someone who’s worked for and grown to love a newspaper

Poindexter is The DT’s copy editor and a senior public relations major from Seymour. ➤➤

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Every time I hear the United Supermarkets Arena, I’m going to think of the actual supermarket.

Avonte Kiper sophomore pre-pharmacy major from Fort Worth -

I don’t really care. It’s good with either name.

- Ben Huebner - freshman business major from Amarillo

I think the new name is good. I really like the United Supermarkets Arena better because I think it sounds good.

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To me it doesn’t really matter. It’s just a name. Who really cares? - Susan Sherali - junior biology major from Amarillo

I like the United Spirit Arena better. I really don’t have much of an opinion on it because the school is going to do what it’s going to do. I like the way it is now though.

Essau Reyes sophomore undeclared major from Denton -

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Powerade drops controversial ingredient NEW YORK (AP) — CocaCola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo’s Gatorade last year. The ingredient, brominated vegetable oil, had been the target of a petition by a Mississippi teenager, who questioned why it was being used in a drink marketed toward health-conscious athletes. The petition on Change.

org noted that the ingredient is linked to a flame retardant and is not approved for use in Japan or the European Union. In response to customer feedback, PepsiCo said last year it would drop the ingredient from Gatorade. At the time, Coca-Cola declined to say whether it would remove the ingredient from the two flavors of Powerade that contain it as well.

about pretty well,” Faries said. “I think it’s a subject no one really touches on and just kind of looks CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 over, so I want to touch on it more The speeches differ from topic to in depth to enlighten people about topic, depending on the class each the topic.” student is in, Anderson said. Faries said he is excited about the She said contestants will give competition because he has never a persuasive speech on a topic of done anything like this before. their choice. He also said he is not too nervous “They were also voted by their since the contest does not affect his peers in their class as to who would grades or GPA and it is just for some be the best candidate for the com- fun and experience. petition to represent their class,” “I’m excited to see what all the Anderson said. “Giving them the other contestants will bring to the opportunity to be selected by other table,” Faries said. “It’s going to be students helped pick who would be pretty interesting listening and competing against everyone, but I feel the best fit for the contest.” Justin Faries, a sophomore me- fully prepared and am very excited chanical engineering major from about it.” Lubbock, is one of the contestants Rebecca Nickens, a junior interior design major from Houston, is voted into the SpeakUp! Contest. He will be giving a speech over also a contestant in the SpeakUp! disaster preparedness, discussing Contest and said she expects to have what to do and how to prepare when a tough competition. disaster strikes, he said. Nickens said each contestant will “I have been doing tons of re- definitely be good, since each of them search on this topic for the past year were first voted by their peers to get so I feel I know what I am talking into the competition.

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Nickens has been a nanny for four years for a boy who has autism, she said. Being a nanny for him has influenced her in becoming very interested in children with special needs, she said, and the topic of how society classifies each individual. “I just want to spread the word that we are all equal and the use of that word is uncalled for,” Nickens said. “So I hope this competition will give me a chance to talk about what I’ve been wanting to for quite some time now.” Anderson said she hopes for everyone to come out and participate in the SpeakUp! contest. She said it will give students an opportunity to see what live debates and persuasive speeches should be like, preparing them for the real world. “We are so happy to be hosting this competition again and we hope the students get as much out of this as we are expecting them to,” Anderson said.

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“Students are very picky in general,” Nickens said, “so they aren’t just going to let anyone go into the contest to represent their class. They want to send in the best.” Nickens said she feels honored she was chosen by her classmates to represent them in the competition. Although she has never competed in a contest such as this, she has done many presentations and speeches over the years that have mentally prepared her for Monday. “I’m just going to keep practicing over and over until I feel comfortable enough with it,” Nickens said. Nickens’ persuasive topic is titled “Spread the word to end the word,” she said. Her goal is to open people’s minds to removing the word ‘retard’ from their personal vocabularies, Nickens said. “I want people to take the pledge of the negative connotation of the word and stop using it in everyday vocabulary,” she said. “Whether they mean it towards a person or a thing, it’s still very offensive to people.”


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Tech coach Smith to speak at Pentagon Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith will be part of a group of USA Basketball and college basketball coaches to visit the Pentagon on Wednesday, according to a news release from USA Basketball. The group of coaches includes both the men’s and women’s NCAA National Champions’ coaches from the University of Connecticut, according to the release, and several other collegiate coaches, most of which have experience with USA Basketball. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey is hosting the coaches, according to the release. The coaches will have a strategy seminar with military officials before conducting a panel discussion on leadership for more that 400 service members. “These preeminent coaches lead their own world-class teams in USA Basketball and the NCAA,” Dempsey said in the release. “We’ll discuss the importance of dynamic leadership to building winning teams and also expose these coaches to what our world-class military team brings to the nation.” The strategy seminar will be an opportunity for the coaches and mili-

tary leaders to discuss shared values and common themes the two groups have learned over time, according to the release. SMITH ESPN College Basketball analyst Jay Bilas will moderate the panel discussion, and the coaches will focus on topics such as mentoring young adults and how to better integrate a diverse group of people. Jim Tooley, USA Basketball executive director, said USA Basketball is appreciative of the coaches’ desire to give back to their country. “It’s an honor to have them continue to represent USA Basketball, the NCAA, as well as their respective universities in such a positive and valuable manner,” he said. “I’m sure this will be a great learning experience for everyone.” The panel discussion will be televised on The Pentagon Channel and webcast on starting at 12:30 p.m. ➤➤



MILLER DAVIS, A sophomore finance major from Abilene, fights for the ball with Matthew Antu, a mechanical engineering major from Lytle, and Connor Mayer, a freshman mechanical engineering major from Cave Creek, Arizona during a game of basketball on Monday at the Student Leisure Pool.

Kennedy Kithuka takes school 10,000-meter record Texas Tech senior distance runner Kennedy Kithuka spent his weekend for a second straight week on the West coast, according to a news release from Tech Athletics. This trip did not serve as vacation. The Red Raider distance runners and Kithuka were there Sunday to compete at the Payton Jordan Invitation in Palo Alto, California. While Kithuka’s time in Palo Alto was brief, he would not leave without accomplishing a goal.

Kithuka broke the school record in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 27:41.73 minute, according to the release. The record had previously belonged to former Red Raider distance runner Kevin Chelimo, who set the mark at 28:21.73 in 2007. The record-breaking performance by Kithuka is the first time a Red Raiders competed the 10,000-meter run in less than 28 minutes. These accolades join the four

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The Texas Tech men’s golf team has secured a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the 13th consecutive season, according to a news release from Tech Athletics, and will compete in Raleigh, North Carolina, for the regional round May 15-17. The Red Raiders have the longest active postseason streak of any Tech team and the second longest in school history, according to the release. “We put in a lot of hard work this year,” Tech coach Greg Sands said, “and the guys in the past to make 13 straight Regionals is nice, but we want more. We want to go to the NCAA Championships, get in the Top 8 and compete for a national championship is our goal.” The Raleigh Regional will be hosted

by North Carolina State and played at Lonnie Poole Golf Club, according to the release, and Tech will be the No. 7 seed there. Georgia Tech is the top seed at the Raleigh Regional, according to the release, and the Red Raiders will compete against programs such as Texas A&M, Florida State and Kentucky. “I think we’ve got a pretty good draw,” he said. “I’m excited to go to North Carolina. It’s a great state for golf and we should have some good weather and the best teams will advance.” The top five teams from the Raleigh Regional will go onto play at Prarie Dunes Country Club in the NCAA Championships May 23-28. ➤➤

other records he already owns. During the 2013 indoor season, he broke the records for the mile, 3,000- and 5,000-meter run. Not to mention, Kithuka set a new school record last weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays for the outdoor 5,000-meter run, according to the release. The race did not go without some disappointment for Kithuka, however. Despite setting a new record in the outdoor 10,000-meters, he

had an experience he does not have too often — not earning first place. Kithuka finished sixth overall and second among collegiate participants in the race. He will now train for the next two weeks, so he does not need to experience that again at the Big 12 Conference Championships. The championships are scheduled for May 16 to 18 at the Terry and Linda Fuller Track and Field in Lubbock. ➤➤

Tennis players earn academic award Two Texas Tech men’s tennis players were named to the Academic All-Big 12 Conference teams on Saturday, according to a Tech Athletics news release. Tech junior Francisco Zambon and sophomore Carlos DiLaura were both on the conference’s academic list, according to the release. Zambon was one of 17 players selected to the first team while DiLaura was one of six players selected to the second team, according to the release.

This was the second time Zambon has received the award. Since 1997, the Red Raiders have had 52 Academic All-Big 12 players, according to the release. Zambon is 13-15 on the season in singles and DiLaura is 4-3, according to the release. The Red Raiders will start their postseason Saturday in College Station, where they will face No. 17 California. ➤➤

Women’s tennis wins confrence awards Two of the doubles pairs on the Texas Tech women’s tennis team were awarded position titles by the Big 12 on Sunday for their respective positions, according to a Tech Athletics news release.

Tech seniors Nikki Sanders and Rashmi Teltumbe won the position title at No. 2 doubles. They were 18-7 on the year and 7-2 in Big 12 Conference play. This was the second year they have received the award and have a 42-16 record in that span, according to the release. Tech freshmen Lynn Kiro and Beatriz Machado Santos received the position title for No. 3 doubles. The duo was brought together midway through the year and failed to disappoint. They were 8-0 overall with seven of those wins coming against Big 12 opponents, according to the release. The Lady Raiders will begin postseason play on Friday by taking on Ole Miss at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. ➤➤


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