WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016 VOLUME 91 ■ ISSUE 52
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Students, staff discuss 58th annual Carol of Lights By KIRBY WARNER Staff Writer
Texas Tech will once again host its annual Carol of Lights ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday, starting at the west tower of the Administration Building. According to the University Student Housing website, this will be the 58th Carol of Lights and will feature 25,000 colored lights strung along 18 buildings around the Memorial Circle, the Engineering Key and the Broadway entrance to campus. Tera Stines, president of the Residence Halls Association and a junior speech, language and hearing
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1. Members of Saddle Tramps carry flares around Memorial Circle toward the Geosciences building in December 2015 during the 57th annual Carol of Lights. 2. The Administration Building is outlined by Christmas lights in December 2015 during the 57th annual Carol of Lights. 3. The Texas Tech Seal stands lit in front of the Christmas tree at the 57th annual Carol of Lights in December 2015.
Texas Tech will once again host its annual Carol of Lights ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday, starting at the west tower of the Administration Building. According to the University Student Housing website, this will be the 58th Carol of Lights and will feature 25,000 colored lights strung along 18 buildings around Memorial Circle, the Engineering Key and the Broadway entrance to campus. Tera Stines, president of the Residence Halls Association and a junior speech, language and hearing sciences major from Victoria, said this year as a chairperson, she was more hands on with planning. She was tasked with preparing for her speech and redesigning boards that display the event’s history. Stines said she is excited for the new Snapchat filter for the event. “There will be a filter that when you swipe across on your picture, it’ll have the Christmas tree we’ve designed most of our marketing off of, the RHA logo and things like that to let people know you’re at Carol of Lights,” Stines said. Stine said she is looking forward to playing her part in the ceremony. Craig Kuehnert, chairperson of the committee in charge of planning the event is responsible for coordination of student groups and making sure volunteers and other parties arrive on time. Because the event has been around for 58 years, most of the planning was relatively easy, Kuehnert said. Much of the energy was directed toward livestreaming for TV and internet. “Last year, we had upwards of 10,000 people that either watched the broadcast via YouTube or the TTU website or through PBS locally,” Kuehnert said.
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Lubbock hosts final community forum Tech to host Incarnate Word Cardinals in midweek game
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1. A Lubbock citizen speaks at the community forum hosted Nov. 29 at Frenship Heritage Middle School. The forum was the forth one hosted by the Lubbock Community Task Force. 2. Lubbock Police Chief Greg Stevens, officer speaks to audience members at the final community forum hosted Tuesday in Frenship Heritage Middle School.
By MICHAEL CANTU News Editor
Drugs and community policing were heavy on the minds of locals who attended the Lubbock Community Task Force’s final forum on Tuesday. Hosted at 6 p.m. in Frenship Heritage Middle School at 6110 73rd St., this was the fourth forum
hosted by the task force. The task force was an effort started during the summer after the shooting of five Dallas police officers in June, Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope said. The effort was enforced to better show citizens of Lubbock the transparency in their local government, Pope said. “We began working on building relationships, trying to build trust,
trying to educate and try to communicate, I guess,” Pope said. “And we’re still doing that.” Another reason for the task force and meeting was to increase racial equity among the people of color within Lubbock, Anthony Flunder, moderator and task force member, said.
SEE FORUM, PG. 2
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Keenan Evans prepares to dribble around a screen during the Red Raiders’ game against Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 20 in the United Supermarkets Arena.
By BRANDON SOLIZ Sports Editor
The Texas Tech men’s basketball team will host the Incarnate Word Cardinals today in hopes of clinching its sixth win of the season. The Cardinals and the Red Raiders tip off at 6:30 p.m. in the United Supermarkets Arena.
The Red Raiders are currently 4-0 at home this season. The Cardinals are currently 2-2 on the year. Tech is the second Big 12 Conference team Incarnate Word will face this season. The Cardinals dropped a onepossession game to No. 21 Texas, 78-75, in their season opener.
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Lubbock public libraries to host local events A series of public events will be hosted in Lubbock’s libraries Friday through Dec. 10, according to a City of Lubbock news release. The annual Kris Kringle book sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the basement of the Mahon Library at 1306 9th St. The sale is sponsored by The Friends of the Library, a non-
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profit organization that helps raise money for local libraries, according to the release. Guest readers will participate in storytime at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Patterson Branch Library, located at 1836 Parkway Drive. Each attendee will receive a free book, courtesy of Literacy Lubbock, according to the release. A Pokémon Go-themed game night will be hosted from 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday in the Mahon Library, according to the release.
Library fines can be dismissed with a canned-food donation at all public library locations , from Monday through Dec. 11. Each can donation is equivalent to $1 in fines, according to the release, and the cans will be donated finally to the South Plains Food Bank. A movie screening for kids and teenagers will take place at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Mahon Library, according to the release. A knitting course will take
place in the Groves Branch Library, located at 5520 19th St. According to the release, attendees can learn to knit, crochet and spin yarn from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Snow White will meet with children at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Mahon Library, according to the release, and will share a story with guests, which will be followed by crafts and refreshments. On Saturday, storytime with Ms. Lubbock, Cryssie
assign a commander, who would take control and assign more patrol units to store fronts, residential areas and school zones, Stevens said. “The big question is how many police officers do we need,” Stevens said. “We’re budgeted for 433, and you’ve never heard me ask for more because I haven’t had the 433.” It seems this lack of enforcement was highlighted after Lubbock police and other entities found a large concentration of the opioid drug fentanyl. With more community policing, there is less of a chance for people to sell drugs within city limits, Stevens said. Although the department has increased awareness of drugs and their dangers within communities and schools in the city, it is still a relatively big problem, Jeff Griffith, city council member
for District 3, said. “It appears that it’s gotten worse, more serious, more intense, or maybe that’s just my perception,” Griffith said from within the audience. In order to increase in numbers and limit the troubles that comes with jurisdiction zones, LPD is planning on teaming up with the Lubbock County Sheriff ’s Department in the near future to increase drug enforcement, Stevens said. Many times, drug crimes are not limited to jurisdictional boundaries, and in teaming up, there is an increased chance to decrease conflicts that arise when two different entities work on the same case with the same suspects, Stevens said. “It’s an issue where we often find ourselves working on the same group of crooks. So, that’s one of the things that we’re looking at,” Stevens said. “And there are
CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 Throughout the forum, citizens were encouraged to ask questions or make statements to a panel that consisted of Pope, Flunder and Lubbock Police Chief Greg Stevens. When it comes to community policing, Stevens said, there is to be a new system in place that spreads out the department into unofficial substations to reach all corners of the city. In order to decentralize, these substations would become a type of community police station. The problem faced by the police department is a lack of patrol officers to serve as law enforcement officials, Stevens said, and the department is looking at a plan to create three substations in the city. The substations would
Tech releases information regarding Carol of Lights The Texas Tech Residence Halls Association will host the 58th annual Carol of Lights on Friday. This year’s theme is “The Stars at Night: Raiders Shine Bright,” according to a Tech news release. At 6:30 p.m., a carillon concert will be performed at the west tower of the Administration Building, according to the release. Then at 7 p.m., the Saddle Tramps, the Masked Rider and Raider Red will begin the Torch Light Processional. More than 25,000 brightly colored lights will illuminate Memorial Circle, the Engineering Key and the Broadway entrance to campus, ac-
cording to the release. The 38-foot Christmas tree will be decorated west of the Texas Tech Seal. The event will be livestreamed online on the Tech website, ttu. edu/livestream, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Various student organizations participated in preparing the campus for the unique Tech tradition, according to the release. Parking will be available in most faculty and staff parking lots and commuter parking lots. ADA parking will be available in the Z1 parking lot, accessible from 15th Street and Detroit Avenue. @ReeceNationsDT
UPCOMING EVENTS • • • • •
Kris Kringle book sale: Mahon Library, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday Pokémon Go game night: Mahon Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday Movie screening: Mahon Library, 3:45 p.m. Tuesday Knitting and crochet course: Groves Branch Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday Ms. Lubbock Storytime: Mahon Library, Saturday
Addis, will be hosted in the Mahon Library, according to the release. The event is for children aged 10 and under
and will include a craft to take home and a free book while supplies last.
some others areas where we can see great benefit from by pulling resources.” Throughout times, there have been many neighborhoods identified as areas of high drug or crime traffic, Pope said. Increased involvement from citizens will make it is possible to reduce the high crime rates in some areas. There was also some concern from the audience as to what will happen to the task force in the future because Tuesday’s forum was the last one scheduled. “I’m wondering what that looks like to you on an official level and on a community level, especially in regards to the task force mission,” Jared Strange, staff member at the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, said. “I know you said you wanted to see the conversation continue, and I’m wondering what that
looks like to you.” So far, the four forums that were scheduled and passed are the ones in the books, Pope said. But, in a meeting on Friday, members of the task force discussed what the future has for them. There is no clear definition of what is to come up for the task force after the forum, Pope said. There is a possibility, however, that the task force will host forums for specific city council districts instead of hosting forums for the whole city. “We’ll meet again this month, and we’ll continue to work on that. I would think in January, we’d be able to come back with maybe some findings that would summarize what we’ve learned in these sessions,” Pope said. “And then we would define our next steps and put that out there and ask people for their input on that.”
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The white man prosecutors accuse of gunning down nine black parishioners in a bid to start a race war showed no signs of a racial agenda Tuesday, taking a calm, businesslike approach to selecting a jury that would ultimately decide whether he’s put to death. A judge ruled this week that Dylann Roof could begin representing himself in his federal trial on dozens of charges
— including hate crimes and obstruction of religion — for the June 2015 mass shooting at a South Carolina church. Against his attorneys’ advice, Roof sought and won the judge’s approval Monday to act as his own attorney. The defendant gave no reason except the constitutional provision governing defendants’ right to a speedy trial. With his defense attorneys demoted to advisers, Roof eased
into the role Tuesday of making arguments before the judge as jury selection got underway. Police say Roof sat through nearly an hour of prayer and Bible study at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church before pulling a gun and firing dozens of shots. According to police, he shouted racial insults and left three people unharmed so they could tell the world the shootings were because he hated black people.
Ohio State attacker stewed over treatment of Muslims COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Somali-born student who carried out a car-andknife attack at Ohio State University stewed over the treatment of Muslims while apparently staying under the radar of federal law enforcement, underscoring the difficulty authorities face in identifying and stopping lone wolves bent on violence. Abdul Razak Ali Artan was not known to FBI counterterrorism authorities before Monday’s rampage, which ended with him shot to death by police and 11 people injured, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. That’s in contrast to several other recent attacks, including those in New York City; Orlando, Florida; and Garland, Texas, in which those blamed for the violence had previously come to the attention of federal agents. Law enforcement officials have not identified a motive
for the Ohio State violence but have suggested terrorism as a possibility. FBI agents continued to search Artan’s apartment for clues, but California U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said he had seen no evidence Artan was directed by or was in communication with any overseas terror organization. The mode of attack — plowing a car into civilians, then slashing victims with a butcher knife — was in keeping with the recommended tactics of jihadist propaganda. And Facebook posts that were apparently written shortly before the attack and came to light afterward show Artan nursed grievances against the U.S. He railed against U.S. intervention in Muslim lands and warned, “If you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks, then make peace” with the Islamic State group.
“America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim Ummah. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that,” he wrote, using the Arabic term for the world’s Muslim community. He also warned that other Muslims are in sleeper cells, “waiting for a signal. I am warning you Oh America!” The posts were recounted by a law enforcement official who was briefed on the investigation but wasn’t authorized to discuss it publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity. On Tuesday, a self-described Islamic State news agency called Artan “a soldier of the Islamic State” who “carried out the operation in response to calls to target citizens of international coalition countries.” The Islamic State group has described other attackers around the world as its “soldiers” without specifically claiming to have organized the acts of violence.
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Trump unjustly threatens flag burners T
uesday morning at 5:55 a.m., I was deadasleep, having a dream about viciously competitive Black Friday shopping. It was horrifying. At the same time on Tuesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump was tweeting. His tweets were just as, if not significantly more, horrifying. “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail!” Trump tweeted. That’s right. For those who burn the American flag, the president-elect of the United States suggested imprisoning or stripping them of their citizenship. If that doesn’t worry you, we have a serious problem. Flag burning has been an act of protest for years and years. This is nothing new to the world, let alone the United States. The difference, however, is this act of protest is allowed in the United States, while an astonishingly large percentage of other countries rule it as illegal. While many people will
Haley Britzky is a senior journalism major from Trophy Club.
clearly be surprised to hear this, the United States has already had a Supreme Court ruling on the issue of flag burning. Crazy isn’t it, to think you aren’t the first person to be offended by something? In 1984, Gregory Lee Johnson was arrested for burning an American flag outside a convention center in Dallas, where the Republican National Convention was being hosted. Johnson did so in protest of Ronald Reagan’s policies. He was convicted of violating a Texas statute that prevented desecration of revered objects like the flag. You’d have to be seriously pissed to do something like that in Texas, of all places. Johnson argued his actions were protected by the First Amendment as “symbolic speech.” The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, and in 1989, the Supreme
Court ruled in a 5-4 decision to side with Johnson. Basically, the Supreme Court said it didn’t have time for hurt feelings because that’s not what this country was founded on. Think of it this way: The First Amendment was the very first amendment. That means the Founding Fathers saw freedom of speech, religion and protest of such high importance that it was the first thing they decided on when they sat down to write the Constitution. Given the fact that suppression of these freedoms is what drove them to break from England and start their own country tells me they probably decided on that unanimously. But hey, what do I know? Antonin Scalia, former associate justice of the Supreme Court, said the following of this 1989 case: “If I were a king, I would not allow people to go about burning the American flag. However, we have a First Amendment, which says the right of free speech shall not be abridged. And it is addressed, in par-
ticular, to speech critical of the government. I mean, that was the main kind of speech that tyrants would seek to suppress.” However, we have a First Amendment, which says the right of free speech shall not be abridged. And it is addressed, in particular, to speech critical of the government. I mean, that was the main kind of speech that tyrants would seek to suppress.”
B a s i c a l l y, t h e Supreme Court said it didn’t have time for hurt feelings because that’s not what this country was founded on. S o , w h e n t h e p r e s ident-elect of this country threatens to strip citizenship or imprison those who burn a flag, you can’t hel p but wonder w hat other acts he may find offensive. What other parts of the First Amendment will a President Trump
find unreasonable? How long until freedom of the press or freedom of religion are seen as outdated and intolerable? Excuse me if I can’t find a single reason to justify his tweet. I absolutely do not condone the burning of the American flag. I don’t support it, I would never do it and I lose great respect for those who do. I think there are more sophisticated and mature ways to protest without setting things on fire. However, I have a deep respect for the law that allows people to do so. People use the argument that out of respect for our military, no one should ever burn the flag. While I have the upmost respect and admiration for our servicemen and servicewomen, I disagree. My question for those who use this reasoning is: What country do you believe those brave men and women are fighting for? A country that stifles expression, imprisons protestors and silences outrage with the government?
Or a country that has time and time again proven its commitment to the law its founders established; a country that promises each citizen the freedom to be horribly unhappy with the government and speak out against it without fear of retribution? “(It is) fundamental that the flag protects those who hold it in contempt,” Anthony Kennedy, associate justice of the Supreme Court, said of that 1989 case. I couldn’t have said it better myself. So, USA, get it together. You can’t decide when and where the First Amendment does or does not apply. It always applies. It is always at work. And odds are, you’ll get your feelings hurt. I’m telling you the same thing someone should be telling the president-elect: Get over it. It’s not the burning of flags that should scare us; it’s the threat to burn First Amendment freedoms that should keep us up at night. firstname.lastname@example.org
Going home for holidays truly worth it I ’d like to start this column by making an unusual retraction from my previous submission — dating back to Nov. 9 — “2016 election results go against expected outcome.” In the column, I stated my father did not believe Donald Trump should be president. Our conversation over Thanksgiving break let me know I was mistaken. Despite repeated use of the word “idiot” over the course of the election, my father cast his vote for the now president-elect. Let this be a lesson in life and in journalism: Always double check with a source before publishing. Even if the source is your dad. Having said that, this was an unusual Thanksgiving break for me. It was my first time returning to San Antonio since I moved to Lubbock at the beginning of the semester. It was also the first time I’ve ever felt stressed about a holiday. It is such an unusual thing to think going home to friends and family — where I grew up — would make me feel that way, but it did.
Robert Avila is a firstyear law student from San Antonio.
I struggled with the idea for weeks, never giving my parents a certain answer when they asked about my plans. I seriously considered staying in Lubbock. I considered not seeing my family, not eating a wonderful homecooked meal, not taking the chance to cuddle with my dog beyond its comfort level for four days in a row. None of these thoughts could curb the stress I felt as this past Thanksgiving break approached. I realize this may be what some people feel. I’ve always heard people talk about the difficulties of traveling home, taking time from work, getting everything for the holidays. There is always some pressure to attend Thanksgiving or Christmas celebrations, to have this special, memorable time with your family whom you only see a few
times a year. Of course, there’s political talk at Thanksgiving dinner over mashed potatoes and cranberry and between cousins, aunts and even fathers, all with divided beliefs. None of these things have ever been bad for me. At worst, I’ll have a crazy uncle at dinner who’ll talk too loud, drink too much and scare my dog.
I realize this may be what some people feel. I’ve always h e a rd p e o p l e t a l k about the difficulties of traveling home, taking time from work, getting everything for the holidays. None of these things, however, were the source of my anxiety. For me, it’s because I am in that dreaded first year and my first semester of law school. Every book, website and practicing attorney
has warned and advised me of the difficulties of final-exam weeks. One look at my inbox shows several emails with advising tips and warnings to keep stress at bay by the administration. And you feel it in the school. People are anxious, nervous and a little jumpy. This is what I am told it’s supposed to be. For first-year law students, Thanksgiving break isn’t entirely a holiday; it is a four-day window of precious study time for the upcoming final exams. The decision to drive or fly home for the break is a decision I assumed my classmates struggled with, as well. A looming grading curve and the anticipation of a 10-hour final will do that to a person. I could not tell you exactly what my classmates believe, but for me it is always the same debate. Should I choose to spend time away from my studies? Is it the right choice to drive six hours, take three days out of study and spend time with my loved ones: relax and enjoy myself like
every Thanksgiving? I fear I won’t be able to answer a question on the exam or I’ll get stuck on a problem and lose time. I fear regretting going home. I fear what I do prepare for class won’t be enough to do well. There is another thought that creeps in — always — beyond thoughts of myself. W hen it appears, it makes me a little ashamed of myself. If I am not studying, will one of my classmates use that precious time to study, learn and get ahead of me for our exams? In my mind, the decision lingers as the difference between receiving an A and receiving a C. To be a law student is to love your classmates — your best friends — and to want them to succeed. To be a law student is to always carry a sliver of thought that their successes should be a slight point below your own. This is everything I felt along the six-hour drive and nothing I felt at home with my family. It was wonderful.
I missed my dog, my siblings, even small political comments from my father. I missed tacos so much. It was a relief from stress, a needed break from law school and my apartment in Lubbock. The stress was still there, but it felt better, more manageable. The world doesn’t feel like it’s closing in when you’re outside of the Socratic method, deep case books and lingering anxiety. To generalize from my own experience, I understand the stress of the holidays. To put your world on pause is a damn difficult thing, especially for someone as competitive as I. The biggest source of this stress, however, is the anticipation: believing before arriving that things will be difficult, stressful and a chore. The perfect gift won’t be enough or you may not be able to fulfill the quality time you had hoped to accomplish. However, losing those few hours of study time was certainly worth hearing my father laugh at how wrong I was. email@example.com
Trump nominates Pence ally Elaine Chao’s record suggests to oversee health programs skepticism on new safety regs INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The architect Gov. Mike Pence’s Medicaid expansion in Indiana is expected to play a key role in determining how Republicans replace President Barack Obama’s health care law. Seema Verma, a consultant who helped design Pence’s approach to the Medicaid program for the poor in Indiana, was named Tuesday as Donald Trump’s choice to head up the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Republicans praised her nomination. President-elect Trump said in a statement that her decades of experience “will transform our health care system for the benefit of
all Americans.” But supporters of the current health care law were less pleased. They oppose requirements that poor people pay for medical care, which is included in the Medicaid policy adopted in Indiana and is up for consideration by other Republican-led states. “ We ’ r e r e a l l y c o n cerned,” said Judith Solomon, vice president for health policy at the liberal Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. Prior to Pence, Verma was a consultant to former Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who pushed for a precursor to Pence’s current Medicaid plan. Her firm, SVC Inc., has
been paid more than $6.6 million by the state of Indiana since 2011 for her consulting work, according to records. In a 2008 blog post on the website HealthAffairs, co-authored with a Daniels’ administration official, Verma outlined a philosophy that “melds two themes of American society that typically collide in our health care system, rugged individualism and the Judeo Christian ethic.” Indiana’s Medicaid program “combines these diametrically opposed themes by promoting personal responsibility while providing subsidized health protection to those who can least afford it,” she wrote.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Elaine Chao’s record at the Labor Department suggests she’d have a light hand when it comes to safety regulation as transportation secretary and would seek to shift responsibility from the federal government to states where possible. President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Chao was his choice for the Cabinet post. “Secretary Chao’s extensive record of strong leadership and her expertise are invaluable assets in our mission to rebuild our infrastructure in a fiscally responsible manner,” Trump said in a statement released by his campaign. Chao said Trump “has outlined a clear vision to
transform our country’s infrastructure, accelerate economic growth and productivity, and create good paying jobs across the country.” Chao, 63, was labor secretary under President George W. Bush and the first AsianAmerican woman to serve in a president’s Cabinet. She also is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, which might be of some help if Trump is to fulfill his promise of generating $1 trillion in infrastructure spending. Chao’s record suggests she’d be skeptical of new safety regulations and may attempt to roll back existing regulations. Under Chao, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration didn’t
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Passion for cooking, baking brings students together By ARIANNA AVALLE Staff Writer
The Cooking and Baking Club is an organization that was created to teach students the lifelong skills of making food and to help them appreciate the values of attention to detail, communication and cleanliness. E r i k H e n d l e y, a s e nior restaurant, hotel and institutional management major from Lubbock, serves as the president for the club. The idea for this organization came from Meredith Horton, the founding president, who, after attending Alfonso Sánchez’s cuisine class, decided to meet regularly with her friends to cook for fun. The members begin each meeting by planning a meal. Then, they cook it, and in the end, they clean everything and eat what they have prepared, Hendley said. Although the club does not participate in cooking competitions, the members attend cook-
offs around Lubbock. Peter Yanagisawa, a senior environmental engineering major from Houston, became a member of the club to learn new recipes. Yanagisawa said he enjoys cooking and has been helping his parents in the kitchen since he was a child. Ya n a g i s a w a f e l t a c complished when he made some chicken katsu, a Japanese dish, for his family about two years ago. He said he was happy that one of his younger cousins, who was known to be a picky eater, appreciated the dish and even had seconds. Hendley said he enjoys cooking because it helps educate others about their food. “I like cooking because it’s a way to impress people and expand their taste palate,” Hendley said. “My favorite recipe is my special sweet potato cube.” A good memory Hendley likes to remember is when he had the privilege to cook a Thanksgiving meal for his fellow Ma-
rines in 2014, he said. The positive side to cooking is creating new and tasty recipes, Hendley said, but the downside is there is always the risk the dish will not turn out as expected and people will not like it. Jeannine Bryan, a senior restaurant, hotel and institutional management major from Trenton, said she joined the Cooking and Baking Club to learn how to prepare different foods. “As a college student, you sometimes find yourself stumped on what to make,” Bryan said. “This club teaches us how to make new meals we have not previously made.” Bryan is a perfectionist and likes to present the food nicely when it is served. Chicken cordon bleu is her favorite dish to prepare, she said, because although it seems complicated, it is simple and fun to cook. “Food definitely unites people, and the majority of gatherings nowadays involve some type of food
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Alfonso Sánchez, an instructor in the Hospitality and Retail Management department of the Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management program, shows students in the Cooking and Baking Club how to work a piece of equipment. Participants in the club plan, cook and eat a meal every meeting. which is good for every single occasion,” Bryan said. “Also, food tends to be a great conversation starter.” The Cooking and Bak-
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loan, if needed. The club meets on two Fridays each month in room 286 of the Human Sciences building. @AvalleAriannaDT
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Jared Frankhouser, a neuroscience major, prepares to pass the ball to his friends during a basketball game on Tuesday afternoon in the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center.
CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 T h i s y e a r, t h e livestream broadcast will be expanded through Facebook and KTXT-FM’s website, Kuehnert said, which will allow alumni to watch from international locations, as well. Kuehnert said the choir
will be directed by Chris Jorns, a graduate student in the School of Music. There are other organizations the committee collaborates with, he said. Raiders Helping Others volunteers during the event by providing glow sticks and escorting people into specific buildings. High Riders hold candles along the walk-
way and Alpha Phi Omega and Chi Rho prepare the luminaria bags. Carol of Lights remains popular after all these years because of how long it has been at Tech, Stines said. “I think alumni still feel the connection to the tradition of Carol of Lights,” Stines said. “New students are excited to be a part of such a big tradition.”
The ceremony covered many of the elements people love about Christmas, Kuehnert said, such as the lights and seeing Raider Red dressed as Santa Claus. “ I t h i n k , r e a l l y, n o matter which part of the tradition that you most enjoy,” Kuehnert said, “we have most of it covered in some way, shape or form.” @KirbyWarner_DT
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—Larger-than-life replicas of family dogs Bo and Sunny will greet tens of thousands of holiday visitors shortly after they enter through the East Wing.
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Tech defeats Prairie View A&M, 85-43 By ALEXA BOUTWELL Staff Writer
After falling short in the championship round of the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament to No. 21 Miami, the Texas Tech Lady Raiders rallied back and defeated Prairie View A&M, 85-43, Tuesday evening in the United Supermarkets Arena. The Lady Raiders entered the game coming off a strong run in the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament in Coral Gables, Florida, despite losing the championship game. The Lady Panthers entered the game after a 78-68 win over Marshall on Saturday in Edinburg. This was the first meeting between the Lady Raiders and the Lady Panthers since 2009 when Tech defeated Prairie View, 67-60. This marks the fifth meeting between the two programs and the first win under Tech coach Candi Whitaker. “(It was a) good team win,” Whitaker said. “I loved how we shared the ball, and our first quarter got us off to a good start. We came out with great tempo coming off the Miami game where we didn’t feel like we finished that game well. So, it was important that we started fast, and I think we did that.” It was a collective team win and five of the Lady Raiders scored double digits. Sophomore guard Recee’ Caldwell and freshman center Brittany Brewer led the team in points, collecting 16 apiece. Caldwell also collected two rebounds, four assists and a team-high four steals. Brewer led the team in rebounds with eight and came up with two blocks. Soon, Brewer will not be playing like she is a freshman on the court, Whitaker said. “She’s a fast learner,” Whitaker said. “There’s so much being thrown at her. You know these kids come out of high school with maybe four play calls. So, that’s a whole new world for her. Knowing two positions is a new world for her. She continues to grow and adjust just from Miami to today. Obviously, Miami is bigger and stronger, but I can see her ripping rebounds down. She’s going to continue to get better every day and every game. I told her in late January, she won’t be a freshman anymore.”
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“So far this season, (Incarnate Word) has changed defenses,” Tech coach Chris Beard said. “They’ve showed box-andone look against Texas, and they have the athletic ability to play
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Texas Tech junior guard Larryn Brooks dribbles against a Prairie View A&M defender during the Lady Raiders’ 85-43 victory Tuesday night in the United Supermarkets Arena. Brooks scored 15 points during the game.
Junior guard Larryn Brooks was not far behind Caldwell and Brewer with 15 points, three rebounds, five assists and two steals. She was a dead eye from the field and the perimeter, draining five 3-point shots. “I was definitely feeling good,” Brooks said. “This whole season everyone has been showing me a lot of confidence and trying to put that confidence in me. Players, my teammates, everybody just told me to keep shooting. So, that’s what I did.” Freshman guard Arella Guirantes led the team with five blocks. She collected nine points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. In the first quarter, it was Guirantes who put the first points on the board with a euro-step to lay one in past the defense. Prairie View struggled to get its shots up in the first few minutes of play, as Tech dominated the floor.
Caldwell flew down the court to set up an open shot and drained the 3-pointer from downtown to extend the lead, 5-0, in the first two minutes of play. The three ball was hitting from every spot on the court, as Tech moved the ball around to set Brooks up for the perimeter shot to further the lead, 8-0. After five minutes of play, the Lady Panthers finally put one in the net with a shot from senior guard Alexus Parker to set the score at 15-2. Tech took control of the post and the perimeter, which helped the team hold the lead in the first quarter, 30-5. The Lady Raider defense was a force in the team, coming away with seven steals and three blocks in the first quarter. The team’s tempo and ability to get up and down the court in the first quarter contributed significantly to the win, Brooks said. “First and foremost, our tempo was great,” Brooks said. “We were getting in transition and playing fast. I think that’s what we wanted to do and what coach Whitaker has instilled in us. I think we did a good job of running our lanes and just finding the post players. I think
everyone played together.” In the first quarter alone, Caldwell collected 11 points, two rebounds, one assist and two steals. Collectively, the Lady Raiders shot 62.5 percent from the 3-point area and 57 percent from the floor to take the lead. In the second quarter, senior guard Ivonne CookTaylor drained the mid-range shot to put Tech up, 32-5. Prairie View began to gain momentum in the second quarter after stealing the ball three times and collecting points off turnovers. The team’s defensive ability allowed the Lady Panthers to cut the Tech lead to 36-9. With five minutes left in the first half, freshman center Brittany Brewer worked her way in to the paint and laid one in to further the lead, 38-9. Caldwell continued to be a dead eye from beyond the perimeter, draining another 3-pointer to extend Tech’s lead, 41-9. Tech went on a two-minute dry spell during the second quarter, which allowed Prairie View to close in on the Lady Raiders, 41-14. Despite the Lady Raiders’ slow second quarter, they maintained the lead in the first half of play, 43-16. The Lady Raiders’ sluggish sec-
ond quarter was because of the team’s inefficient shooting and eight turnovers. Tech shot 35 percent from the floor in the second quarter and 20 percent from the perimeter. “I think in the second quarter, we kind of slacked off a little bit, but we saw how they were fighting, and it made us play better,” Brewer said. In the first half, Tech acquired nine steals and four blocks on the defensive side. Four of the steals came from Caldwell who had a strong first half of play with 14 points, two rebounds and two assists. CookTaylor was a boardsnatcher in the first half of play, collecting five rebounds as well as putting up eight points, two assists and one steal. Junior center Jada Terry made a post move to put the first points up on the board in the third quarter to further Tech’s lead, 45-16. Brooks extended the lead further, 50-18, by draining one from long range. This was Brooks’ third 3-pointer of the game. Just as Prairie View found a hole and drove into the lane, Guirantes came up strong and blocked the shot to bring her total to three blocks in the first three quarters of play. Five minutes into the
good man-to-man defense, too. We’re going to have to execute against different defenses over the course of a 40-minute game.” Incarnate Word’s leading scorer is junior guard Shawn Johnson. Beard said Johnson is off to a hot start, but the Cardinals’ entire roster is full of talent.
“Yeah, I think they have more than one (good) player,” Beard said. “They’ve got some other really talented players, too. I like their size, I like their shooting ability. They’re a good team. There’s a reason they almost beat Texas. There’s a reason why they make the postseason almost every year.”
Johnson averages around 23 points per game, along with 9.3 rebounds per game. For the Red Raiders, their leader in scoring average is redshirt senior forward and center Aaron Ross. Ross averages 14.8 points per game and contributes about 4.8 rebounds per game. However, Ross has been out after suffering an injury during the team’s participation in the Cancun Challenge. Ross was being held out of action by coaches for precautionary reasons, Beard said. “Ross kind of continues to be day-by-day or maybe weekby-week,” he said. “We expect
to get him back soon, but it's a situation where he’s rehabbing every day with (head athletic trainer Chris Williams).” Without Ross, the Red Raiders will lean on other scorers on the roster, such as junior guard Keenan Evans. Evans leads the team in points scored, posting 77 in six games. Evans said it helps the team to have himself and senior guard Devon Thomas serve as the point guards throughout games. Despite being the team’s top scorer, Evans commented on the team’s play in the second half of games. This season, Tech has re-
third quarter, Guirantes found her stride. She came up with another block to bring her total to four and grabbed one steal that resulted in a fast-break layup, but Guirantes was fouled on her way up. She went 1-2 from the line to extend the lead, 53-22. Tech grabbed the rebound off the miss from Prairie View and ran the fast break. Guirantes threw the shot up and missed. However, freshman guard Grayson Bright was under the basket and put the ball in the net for the second-chance points. The Lady Raiders had a strong, 59-25, lead in the third quarter with two minutes left to play. When the third quarter ended, Tech held the lead over Prairie View, 64-28. The Lady Raiders shot 38 percent from the floor and 14 percent from the perimeter, making 1-7 attempts. Fouls by the Lady Panthers proved to be costly, as Tech went 80 percent from the line, draining 8-10 free throws. In the fourth quarter, Prairie View had the opportunity to get on the board first after being fouled by Tech. However, freshman guard Dominique Newman went 0-2 from the line, allowing the Lady Raiders to get the ball back. Terry came back down the floor to drain the midrange shot and extend the lead, 66-28. After the defensive rebound by Brewer, Brooks came down the court and drained her fourth 3-pointer to further Tech’s lead, 71-33. Brooks came up with her fifth 3-pointer with five minutes left to extend the Lady Raider lead, 74-35. Tech took an 85-43 win at the final buzzer. Tech shot 47 percent from the floor and 39 percent from beyond the arc. The team came up with a total of 47 rebounds, 20 assists, nine blocks and 14 steals. “We definitely needed this one,” Brooks said. “It feels really good to gain that confidence, especially going into the next game against Arkansas. That’s a big game for us. So, getting this one under our belt and feeling a good win again. We can hopefully continue that.” Next for the Lady Raiders is a road match against Arkansas at 3 p.m. Saturday in Fayetteville, Arkansas. @ABoutwellDT
lied on the second half to put away teams. Tech attempted a comeback in the second half in its loss to Auburn in the Cancun Challenge. Evans said the team’s motivation in the second half comes from each other and from Beard, but the team would like to start games faster and jump out in front before the half. “It’s something that we don’t want to keep doing,” Evans said. “When we go into halftime, I guess we just come out more motivated from coach Beard getting on us and then us just getting on each other on what we could do better.” @BSoliz_DT