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The University’s Interfraternity Council president announced Monday that the organization would freeze all social activities for the 24 fraternity chapters that it oversees, but select fraternity members during Tuesday’s special meeting moved to take another course of action. The announcement came after recent suspensions and disciplinary actions against fraternities since the beginning of the spring semester. Two fraternities, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Delta Upsilon, had been suspended by their national organizations while the University investigated allegations of hazing. Sigma Phi Epsilon had received a cease-and-desist letter from the national organization, and the Beta Theta Pi fraternity had been subject to suspension. “It has become clear there are significant and systemic conduct problems in the IFC community that we must address, and we must address them now,” said IFC president Daniel Lee in the press release. Some fraternity members and their associates said they are angry that the decision to freeze social activities came without a two-thirds vote by IFC General Assembly. “My biggest concern is that three people voted to approve a policy affecting all 24 fraternities,” said David Steen of the Kansas Fraternity Landlords League in an email to the Kansan. “An effective policy and its implementation in a diverse organization requires support which seems highly unlikely when a three-person group decides for all.” IFC is only one of the four governing organizations that oversee greek organizations
Miranda Anaya/KANSAN The Beta Theta Pi fraternity house is located at 1425 Tennessee St.
Kansan file photo The Delta Chi fraternity house is located at 1245 West Campus Rd.
Emily Wellborn/KANSAN The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house is located at 1301 West Campus Rd.
Savanna Smith/KANSAN The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house is located at 1602 W. 15th St.
at the University. According to a news release put out by the University, the freeze means that the fraternities can continue to have chapter meetings and put on philanthropic events, but they can no longer hold social events, especially those with alcohol. The chapters’ planned recruitment activities will have strict limits, including bans on overnight stays, reports to IFC about any recruitment activities and a requirement that every event is alcohol free. While the freeze is in place, which Lee says he hopes to have lifted by the end of the spring semester, IFC and the fraternities plan to work with the University
to make a plan moving forward, the release stated. “I commend IFC for taking ownership of these problems by self-imposing this freeze,” Chancellor Douglas Girod said in the statement released Monday. “The university stands ready to support and partner with student leaders to improve and enhance Greek life at KU.” The next day, what was originally expected to be IFC’s General Assembly meeting to plan its future was turned into an invitation-only affair Tuesday. “There actually has been a special assembly called, private meetings called in the past, and it’s to protect the body of the organization be-
cause you are a public organization,” said Amy Long, the associate director of fraternity/sorority life in the University’s Student Involvement and Leadership Center. She said this to fraternity members not on the invitation list for the meeting. She told them that they could be given trespassing violations if they tried to enter the Jayhawk room in the Kansas Union, where the meeting was being held. The invited fraternity members, almost all presidents of their respective chapters, voted in an interim president of IFC and other interim executive roles while the remaining IFC executive board members undergo a
Judicial Review, according to fraternity members who attended the meeting. These are the first steps to recall Lee and the other remaining members, but definitive action couldn’t be taken against them Tuesday night, since IFC members will have to vote on the next steps of the recall in the next General Assembly meeting, the date for which was not shared. These interim roles are held by a special Ad Hoc committee which included Keegun Gose, the chapter president of Phi Gamma Delta, elected as an interim president; Logan Albers, the chapter president of Pi Kappa Alpha, as elected as vice president; and Connor Hampton,
the chapter president of Pi Kappa Alpha, voted as the director of recruitment. All of the other positions will remain open until after a decision regarding the original executive members is made. Gose said after the meeting that the freeze was still in effect, but wouldn’t comment on the removal process. “The IFC General Assembly is committed to solving the problems facing our community together,” Gose said in an email after the meeting. “Collaboration will continue throughout this week.”
Lara Korte contributed to this report.
Link between campus carry, crime still unclear
RYAN LISTON @RyanListonUDK
After the KU Public Safety Office released crime statistics for 2017 showing an overall decrease in on-campus crime, the College Republicans are calling initial concerns about concealed carry overblown and countering that concealed carry actually makes campus safer. “Overall, it’s good to see that all the anti-gun sentiment that was shown by those Docking studies in the past, I think that was really all for nothing,” said Victoria Snitsar, secretary for the University’s chapter of the College Republicans and chairwoman for the Kansas Federation of College Republicans. Snitsar referenced surveys conducted by the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University. As reported in a Kansan article, 82 percent of faculty
and 70 percent of students at the University did not want concealed handguns to be allowed on campus, according to the study. As the Kansan reported on March 2, on-campus crime reduced by nearly 13 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a report by the Public Safety Office. Snitsar said concealed carry has worked as a preventative measure against crime. “With six months since the policy has been implemented, this isn’t enough time to draw a long-term correlation or causation relationship,” Snitsar said. “But the numbers as they stand today, crime is down 13 percent, the number of assaults has basically been cut in half and there are no weapons violations as categorized by the PSO. I think that speaks pretty well with the fact that only good things can come with having concealed carry on campus.”
According to the PSO report, overall crime was down from 770 instances to 671. The number of assaults dropped from 30 in 2016 to 14 in 2017. There were no weapons violations in 2017 — down from one weapons violation in 2016. Concealed carry was implemented on campus on July 1, 2017, after a fouryear exemption for public universities from the state law expired. Snitsar appeared on the National Rifle Association’s NRAtv program called “Cam & Co.” on March 6. Snitsar and the host Cam Edwards discussed concealed carry on campus in light of the recent KU PSO report. “Those statistics are just remarkable, and it really helps fight the narrative on our side that campus carry does make campuses safer across the country. What we’re seeing here at KU is a perfect example of that,”
Snitsar said on the program. “I think that it speaks really well to the idea that places with guns are safer, and the most dangerous places in America are gun free zones.” On the program, Snitsar said she hopes that concealed carry will lead to a decrease in sexual assaults and rapes on campus, and she plans on using concealed carry for self-protection when she turns 21. According to the PSO report, there was no change in the amount of sex offenses that the office dealt with between 2016 and 2017. PSO handled five sex offenses in both years with three instances of rape in 2016 and four in 2017. The number of sex offenses reported by KU PSO is not indicative of how many sexual assaults or rapes actually occur on-campus, as victims can report the incident to multiple entities other than KU
PSO, and some choose not to report at all. The Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access and the Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center both said in emails to the Kansan that they have not been notified of any students choosing to concealed carry to protect themselves from sexual assaults or rapes. “I have no data or anecdotal stories of students who are choosing to conceal and carry at KU as a means for risk reduction,” Jennifer Brockman, director of SAPEC, said in the email. Megan Stuke, the executive director of the Willow Domestic Violence Center, said that she personally knows of one sexual assault survivor that chose to conceal and carry for their protection, but that person is not a student. “I have heard no students that want to carry, but that
doesn’t mean they don’t,” Stuke said. “It’s certainly not outside the realm of possibility that someone would choose that option.” In the KU PSO news release, Chief of Police Chris Keary credited an increase in security and police officers on campus with helping reduce on-campus crime. “The added visibility of officers on campus helped people feel safer, but conversations with those officers also helped the community understand their role in safety and crime prevention,” Keary said in the report. When asked specifically about the impact of concealed carry on campus crime rates, Deputy Chief James Anguiano said in an email to the Kansan, “There is not anything to add from Public Safety.”
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The ins and outs of Kansas’ gun laws SYDNEY HOOVER @HooverSydney17
Max Garcia’s rented office space sits just off of 25th and Iowa streets. It’s a small space, down the stairs in the Holiday Plaza Offices, underneath the Douglas County Democrats’ office, in a dimly lit hallway behind a securely locked door. Garcia, a Lawrence resident, has owned Max Tactical gun shop since July 2016, and has been working to grow the business ever since. “I started small scale,” Garcia said. “My business was based as a website. It was going to be bringing firearms in and transporting them all over the United States, but it didn’t quite do that. I get more business from local people.” Garcia says the most popular guns purchased are typically pistols for concealed carry or self defense, but he has also seen a spark in popularity among the AR-15, a widely debated semiautomatic gun used for hunting and target shooting. However, this popular gun used for hobby shooting has been surrounded by controversy lately in the conversation surrounding gun laws in the United States and their correlation to mass shootings.
A NEW FIGHT FOR GUN LAWS
On Feb. 14, 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, carried out by a former student with an AR-15. Following one of the deadliest school shootings in history, students from across the country took to social media to express their anger and determination to the public. Emma Gonzalez, a student from Douglas High, has reached over one million followers on Twitter for her outspokenness about her experiences and determination for change. As of today, @Emma4Change now has more followers than the @NRA. It happened
Andrea Ringgenberg/KANSAN Max Tactical, a weapons shop in Lawrence, mainly sells guns to locals, including handguns for concealed carry. in less than two weeks. Students such as Gonzalez have brought to light the long discussed but rarely acted on issue of gun control and the subsequent debate over the Second Amendment, training, background and access to firearms such as the AR-15. Because states are given the right to pass their own laws on guns, there is not much consistency across the country or restriction from the federal government. This makes Gonzalez’s and her classmates’ fight on social media a tool for reform from their respective representatives and government and also to rally their peers from all areas of the country.
STATE POLITICS AND POLICIES
In the state of Kansas, gun laws are particularly loose compared to the rest of the country, according to Kansas Senator Barbara Bollier (R-Mission Hills). “We are a typical red rural state in our gun laws,” Bollier said. “I had never put up a sideby-side comparison, but we certainly would be on the side of the NRA. Basically, our laws follow what the NRA wants at this point.” According to the National Rifle Association, Kansas
does not require a licensing of an owner, a registration of the firearm or a permit to purchase or carry firearms, including rifles, shotguns and pistols. Kansas does require background checks of storeowners like Garcia. It looks for records such as domestic violence reports and warrants, but, according to Bollier, there are still loopholes. “If you purchase a gun through sporting goods stores, yes, there’s a background check. But if you purchase a gun at a gun show or online, there is not a background check,” Bollier said. “So, clearly, there’s essentially not a background check.” Additionally, the current law states that those under 21 years of age cannot purchase firearms “with a barrel less than 12 inches.” This means that those under 21 are unable to purchase pistols, but can purchase shotguns and rifles. “I think it’s just because hunting, you hunt with a rifle,” Garcia said. “You don’t have pistol safety [courses], you have hunters’ safety for a rifle.” Though Kansas has long been a state known for these lenient gun laws, one of the most recent changes has been concealed carry on campus. After a four-year exemption
period beginning in 2013, the University was required to permit students 21 years or older to carry concealed weapons in most locations on campus starting this past July, as outlined by an amendment to the Kansas Personal and Family Safety Act. This law has not been updated on the NRA website. According to the KU Public Safety Office resource page, aside from athletics facilities such as Memorial Stadium and Allen Fieldhouse, and “secured areas in the facilities of university police,” students may carry concealed firearms on campus, and staff and faculty members cannot prohibit concealed carry in classrooms. The University does not permit open carry and does not provide “publicly available secure storage.” KU PSO declined request for comment.
THE FUTURE OF FIREARMS
Now, the Kansas Legislature is looking to pass a bill which would make firearms even more accessible to citizens. The Kansas House of Representatives passed House Bill 2042 on Feb. 1, which would change the legal age to carry weapons from 21 to 18. It is
now being discussed in the Kansas Senate. Harrison Hems, the chief of staff for Senate Majority Leader Susan Wagle, had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication. Bollier, on the other hand, is pushing for her own Senate Bill 431, which previously died in Senate after a turnaround deadline and was later reintroduced. This Extreme Risk Protection Order, more commonly known as a “Red Flag” bill, would give courts the ability to temporarily remove a gun from someone showing violent behaviors either to themselves or another person. Though Bollier’s bill is primarily meant for domestic violence and suicide prevention, some suspect a bill such as this could prevent shootings like the one at Douglas High, in which the shooter had previously shown a number of warning signs of future violence. “It provides a process for a family member who is concerned that someone with a gun is at risk to him or herself or to others,” Bollier said. “If they’re of age and you can’t legally remove it from them, then you could have intervention through a judge.” Connecticut, Washington, Oregon, California and Indiana already have Red Flag laws in place, and at least 19 legislatures across the country are currently looking at implementing their own. However, the legislature is split on the future of state gun laws, with HB 2042 passing in the house in a 76 to 44 vote and SB 431 still in committee. In light of this, Bollier had one message for University students: get involved. “Your vote matters. So, don’t give it away,” Bollier said. “You hold this world in your hands and you have absolutely as much power as I do with your vote. So use it and get out there and help candidates that you want to see elected.”
LPD got 196 calls to fraternities in past year LARA KORTE @lara_korte Lawrence police received 196 calls for incidents at the University’s fraternity houses during the past year, with three houses responsible for some two dozen calls each, according to police data obtained by the Kansan. The Lawrence police data from March 2, 2017, to March 13, 2018, shows Kappa Sigma with 25 calls; Sigma Phi Epsilon with 25 calls and Phi Delta Theta with 24 calls. Thirteen other fraternities with houses received at least two calls each. Sigma Phi Epsilon is one of four frats at KU that has been disciplined during this semester, along with Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Delta Upsilon and Beta Theta Pi. Although police denied requests to share more details about the nature of the calls, fraternity leaders and an alumni representative say the high volume is likely due to accidental alarm triggers and break-ins. The 911 data for KU’s 16 on-campus fraternities comes
amid an announcement that all 24 chapters have been temporarily barred from social activity by the Interfraternity Council. “It has become clear there are significant and systemic conduct problems in the IFC community that we must address, and we must address them now,” said IFC President Daniel Lee said in a press release on Monday. Lawrence Police said calls for service can include any call into dispatch, for any reason, and is not an indicator for the number of crimes that occurred on the property, nor the number of reports taken. Furthermore, police clarified, the numbers are for all calls for service, including 911 calls, non-emergency calls and officer-initiated calls. Police declined a request by the Kansan under the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) to give any more information about the calls, citing provisions of KORA that exempt public entities from releasing information of a personal nature about private residences. Because of this, the nature of the calls and their dates are
not known. The Kansan reached out to presidents at all 16 on-campus houses regarding this story, but only two returned requests for comment. Sigma Phi Epsilon, which received 25 calls, dismissed the high call volume as a result of an alarm glitch. “These numbers represent any time 911 was called as a result of an alarm at the chapter facility malfunctioning,” Sigma Phi Epsilon President Kyle Bollig said in an email. Sigma Phi Epsilon was one of three fraternities that were suspended earlier this year for hazing violations. Sigma Chi, which received 11 calls, said one was due to a guest’s medical emergency and the others were accidents. “This past year we have had one emergency response team call for a guest at the house. That guest had a medical emergency following a test that afternoon. The other nine calls were due to faulty fire alarms, we have had no fires,” Sigma Chi President Ryan Carter said in an email. Amy Long, associate director of Greek Life at KU,
declined to comment for the story. Nine of the houses with the highest call volume are under the purview of the Kansas Fraternity Landlords League (KFLL), a group of alumni landlords that own and operate ten of the largest fraternity houses at the University. David Steen, a member of KFLL, said all of the houses have extensive alarm systems which trigger a call automatically, sometimes by accident or malfunction. “In addition, our houses are often targets for intruders, and when trying to gain entry they trigger calls through our security systems,” Steen said via email. “Depending on their locations,. members can experience this several times/year.” Steen says cases where a
911 call is made for an accident or injury are rare. It should be noted that Alpha Tau Omega’s current home changed at the beginning of the 2017 fall semester. Alpha Tau Omega’s new house, located at 1537 Tennessee St. was previously occupied by Pi Kappa Phi until the end of the spring 2017 semester. Between March 2, 2017 and March 13, 2018, police responded to 14 calls at this address. Alpha Tau Omega’s previous address, 1625 Edgehill Rd., received four calls during that time, and is now occupied by the Sigma Delta Tau sorority. Because of limited access to call details, the Kansan cannot determine exactly which calls were made by which organizations.
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Response: Kansan oversimplified fees MADY WOMACK & MATTIE CARTER
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Editor’s note: This column is an op-ed in response to a Kansan editorial. Last Wednesday, Student Senate voted to increase student fees to prevent larger increases in the future. While a $25.20 increase, or a 5.6 percent jump, is most certainly not ideal, this decision was not made lightly. Every year, University students take on the unique task of determining the required campus fees. Such a large responsibility requires extensive preparation. During the first Student Senate committee meetings in September, representatives from the four Student Senate standing committees — which are open to any currently enrolled University student — are elected to sit on the Required Campus Fee Review subcommittee. In addition to some brief meetings in the fall, the subcommittee spends an entire weekend early in the spring semester creating a proposal. The proposal is reviewed and amended yet again by the Student Senate Finance Committee before its final approval by the full Senate. In the past few years, the subcommittee’s proposals have compensated for large tuition increases by keeping fee increases low. As a result, many services have been forced to cut back and operate on risky budgets. However, there comes a point when students must decide to invest in a fee to sustain or get rid of it altogether. Last year’s Union referendum made it clear students do not want to pay to remodel and expand the Union. However, the Union’s ongoing infrastructure problems are dire and need to be
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Missy Minear/KANSAN At a town hall meeting on Dec. 5, 2017, Student Body Vice President Mattie Carter and Student Body President Mady Womack answer questions and concerns regarding University policies. addressed. This past fall, the Union was forced to turn off the entire water supply to the building to fix a leaking sink. Not only did this come at a steep price, but it’s only one example of deferred maintenance costing students. While the referendum showed that students do not want to pay to update the building, making sure the building can continue to serve students does come at a cost, which has not been adequately budgeted for in the past. Providing the Union with an adequate amount of money to address infrastructure needs ensures future Jayhawks won’t have to foot the even heftier cost of constructing a new building. This fee increase will only go toward critical infrastructure repairs and renovations to comply with ADA requirements. Although the building is not nearly as old, the Ambler Student Recreation Center shares the problem of aging infrastructure. Additionally, many students
have complained about the decreased hours of operation and services due to a large fee cut a few years ago. The rec center is struggling to meet the needs of the students who use it, which data shows is more than half of the students on campus. This $10 increase will restore the rec center’s hours and services to levels prior to the cut and provide funding for long-term projects to prevent future substantial fee increases. As for the Student Health Fee increase, data collected from students by Watkins Health Center indicated a desire for dental services. The high cost of dental insurance coverage often results in many students not seeing a dentist for their entire college career. Providing opportunities for dental services will prevent students from having to choose between going to the dentist and paying rent. Furthermore, the skyrocketing costs of healthcare makes affordable on-campus op-
tions even more essential — which is why investing in life-saving medications for those who may have been exposed to HIV is an important service that must be available for students and is provided for by this increase in student fees. Increased access to mental health services is also a priority for Student Senate. However, CAPS did not request an increase this year, adding that the nationwide shortage of psychologists would make any additional funding for more positions difficult to fill if we were to fund them. There is always warranted controversy when deciding required campus fees. However, for the Kansan to say a governing body is “indifferent” simply because it did not object to a bill most had already seen is not only preposterous, but misleading. To consider money being invested in lifesaving HIV prevention drugs and testing “nonessential services” is a dangerous and
disturbing conclusion. To suggest that it is not necessary to maintain buildings nearly every student passes through at least once during their college career is downright confusing. To say Student Senate should have pushed some of the most used spaces on campus to continue to try to do “more with less,” is a delusional fantasy. To expect future Jayhawks to foot an even higher bill down the road is off-putting. To jump in after the final step of the fee review process, a process that takes months of time, energy and deliberation, and suggest that Student Senate is irresponsible with student dollars is completely ignorant. But most of all, to take a stance as “the student voice” based on facts that are simply incorrect is inexcusable. Mady Womack and Mattie Carter are currently serving as the student body president and vice president.
McBride: Fraternity freeze was uncalled for MALLORIE MCBRIDE @malloriemcbride Early Monday morning, the University Interfraternity Council released a statement declaring a self-imposed freeze on all social activities. Under the freeze, no social activities will be allowed; only chapter and philanthropic activities are permitted until the foreseeable future. This came as a shock to many — including chapter presidents of the 24 individual IFC chapters. The decision to freeze social activities came without a twothirds vote by IFC General Assembly, which, according to David Steen of the Kansas Fraternity Landlords League, means a three-person group spearheaded this decision. IThis announcement comes after the news of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s suspension,
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the third IFC chapter to be suspended this semester for violations against their chapter’s national standards and bylaws. There’s no doubt action needs to be taken toward making reforms in the greek community, but such a radical and aggressive approach is not the answer. Taking such an approach without the consultation and consideration of other leaders in the community is especially uncalled for. Unfortunately, stereotypes surrounding the greek community are negative more often than not. despite the numerous benefits greek life can offer. The fundamentals of many Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council chapters revolve around leadership, community and personal growth. Graduation rates are 20 percent higher amongst
those involved in greek life, and on average, greek organizations raise $7 million per year for charity. Yes, sometimes mistakes are made and chapters, or individual members, fall short, but these instances should not be used as a rationale to punish all. I’m not excusing or undermining the magnitude of such instances when they do transpire. But if a similar situation were to occur within any other organization, the idea of such a radical decision would have been bounced back and forth between numerous leaders and higher-ups and would have been carefully considered before actually implemented. This decision was seemingly not granted that luxury. The justification for the freeze was “It has become clear there are significant and systemic conduct prob-
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lems in the IFC community that we must address.” But how can that be done when the members of that community have been kept in the dark thus far? How can you expect a community to band together to make significant changes if they are being denied the right to make decisions and told their voices do not matter? And finally, why punish all 24 active chapters when only four are under investigation? Reforms are needed, I’m not denying that, but there are better ways to go about initiating them. As of late last night, a special assembly was called where fraternity presidents voted in an interim IFC president, vice president and director of recruitment while the current IFC executive board undergoes a judicial review, the first step toward
Reforms are needed ... but there are better ways to go about initiating them removing them from office. When reporters and other fraternity members tried to enter the assembly, they were kicked out and threatened with trespassing by an adviser. Today, the freeze is still intact. However, I hope in the future, the voices of all members of the greek system will be taken into consideration before decisions that affect everyone are implemented. Mallorie McBride is a sophomore from Overland Park studying journalism and business.
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y’all ever been given a proof of your resume by the person interviewing you...? i just got roasted Is constant affirmation too much to ask for? self-love is eating uncooked ramen in a completely dark living room because you’ve given up on life click on an odyssey link, betray journalism “I just took a nap so that I could be prepared to go in on hoes on my discussion post on the achievement gap” wait are you saying that our country was built on a foundation of racism? #shocked professor before showing someone’s work on screen: “so i’m not gonna call this garbage ahead of time...” once i pretended to be a random high schooler and snuck into the sears tower without getting caught and thats the only time looking like a 14 year old has worked out for me why handle stress effectively when you could binge eat donuts? Wednesdays are the final boss of the week idc what anyone says Just realized I haven’t had a good night’s rest since 2016 when my brothers and I were young the only time my dad would let us sit in the drivers seat of the car was during KU football games to honk at people who were peeing in the bushes
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arts & culture Thursday, March 15, 2018
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A comprehensive guide to Record Store Day
April 21 is Record Store Day, and the Kansan has provided some tips to help ensure vinyl enthusiasts find what they want
Love Garden Sounds on Massachusetts Street is one of the most popular local shops that participates in Record Store Day on April 21.
for exclusive releases to decide exactly what they want. Ben Chipman, Lawrence native and 2012 graduate from the University, has attended Record Store Day frequently over the past decade, recommends closely following bands you’re interested in, checking the centralized list and contacting the record store you’re planning on going to in order to have an idea of what they will be ordering. “Nowadays, it’s a lot easier to know what’s coming out that’s special for a Record Store Day,” Chipman said. “Record stores have started accommodating that a little bit better, you can start pre-ordering a little bit.” Chipman recommends keeping up with record stores on social media, as
they will reveal more details as Record Store Day approaches. Sometimes releases are regional and the record store will typically post in advance what regional releases they will have. Dylan Fox, a junior from Shawnee studying political science who has regularly participated in Record Store Day, recommends still getting up early and waiting in line. Also, note which record stores you will be stopping by. Both Love Garden Sounds in Lawrence and Mills Record Company in Kansas City, Missouri, will be participating in Record Store Day.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Enjoy contemplative, private moments to dream and invent plans. Avoid travel and settle into a sweet spot to write, draw and make lists. Review priorities.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) A career opportunity is worth pursuing. Use hidden resources. Jump to maintain your advantage. Others inspire you to get moving. Someone important is watching.
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Discuss financial options with your partner. Current opportunities are worth considering. Review what you have and what’s needed. Submit applications and file documents.
LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Get your body moving! You can get farther than you think. Beat your own personal record. Show up and do the work that nobody sees.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Focus on beauty and functionality. Upgrade your home by cleaning, organizing and making repairs. Consider color, texture and sensual treats. Enjoy the results.
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Completion leads to profits. Make deals, deadlines and send invoices. Stick to your budget and schedule, and maintain momentum. You’re on a profitable roll.
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Team actions made now can have long-reaching benefit. Hold meetings and attend hearings. Coordinate efforts and keep communication channels open. Pull together for love.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Travel and investigation suit your mood. Study details and do the homework. Traffic flows for long-distance connections. You can find what you need.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Work out your best strategy together. Come up with a vision that inspires you both and then add structure. Share responsibilities and gratitude.
SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Love is the name of the game. Find another with similar enthusiasm and passion. Share, express and celebrate together. Let your appreciations be known.
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Get into a fascinating conversation. Read, study and research. Learn from another’s experience. Write up your discoveries and share them far and wide.
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Once a year, some of the rarest finds in music launch for only a limited amount of time. April 21 is Record Store Day, and the list of exclusive releases this year promises unique options for music lovers to expand their vinyl collection. This year will have exclusive releases from Prince, David Bowie and Madonna, but if it’s your first Record Store Day and you have no idea how you’re going to nab that Aaliyah 12 inch, here’s a few tips from some the pros.
GET UP EARLY, COME WITH A PLAN
Regular attendees look through the list in advance
FOLLOW YOUR FAVORITES CLOSELY
Often times local artists
will not show up on the big list. Chipman explained that using social media is a big portion of Record Store Day today. “Just try to do a good job on keeping on top of it,” Chipman said. He recommends going through your favorite artist’s social media to see if they’re releasing anything on Record Store Day as well.
DON’T STRESS YOURSELF OUT ABOUT IT
Although there are releases that will be more popular amongst many customers on Record Store Day, for the most part everyone is into their own thing, according to Fox. “Don’t be intimidated,” Fox said. “Everybody that’s there is into their own
thing.” Fox explained that on his first Record Store Day, he was nervous about people attending knowing so much more about music than he did and was concerned about people judging him for his choices. “You’re there for the music you like. It’s that simple,” Fox said.
DON’T FOLLOW THE STANDARD FORMULA
Chipman recommends not feeling like you have to wait in line or show up the day of Record Store Day. Often times, Chipman calls in advance for specific releases he’s searching for to see if a few of them can be set aside for him so he doesn’t have to dig. “It’s a lot less competition for cool stuff,” Chip-
man said. “Don’t feel like you have to be there the day of, especially for something that you don’t think will be really popular.” The day after boxes of records will still be left for purchase.
According to Fox, Record Store Day is a good day to connect with other people over music and bond over the experience. “As a whole, it’s cool knowing that there are some people that are huge music fans that are willing to come out early on a Saturday for something they don’t have to be there for,” Fox said. “There’s a sense of community in a way.”
— Edited by Hannah Strader
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How Self’s wins stack up against NCAA coaches Kansas coach Bill Self has endured plenty of upsets in the NCAA tournament during his time at Kansas, including losses to No. 14 Bucknell in 2005, No. 13 Bradley in 2006 and No. 9 Northern Iowa in 2010. But on the flip side, Self has taken Kansas to a pair of Final Fours in 2008 and 2012, winning the national championship in 2008. For years, Jayhawk fans and rivals alike have called Self out for underperforming at Kansas, claiming that the Kansas coach should perform at a much higher level compared to Kansas’ yearly seeding. Another year and another choke job completed by these Bill-Self-lead Jayhawks. In a statistical, myth-busting fashion, the Kansan calculated the weighted average wins expected for each of the top 20 winningest coaches in the NCAA tournament 64team era (1985-current), and stacked Self up against them. First, the logical step was to calculate the average wins per seed for seeds one through 16 since 1985.
One of the most noticeable points is the huge disparity between average wins for the one and two seeds — a whole game. Secondly, interestingly, six seeds tend to perform slightly better than five seeds, while the same can be said for 10 and 11 seeds performing marginally better than nine seeds. Going off of the averages, you can typically expect about half of the teams seeded nine through 12 to get at least a first round win every year. The next step was then to calculate the weighted averages for each of the top 20 winningest coaches for their expected wins depending on their team’s seed that year. The coaches range from active coaches like Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams, to retired coaches such as Norm Stewart and Lute Olson. The average of the 20 coaches’ weighted average of wins is 1.90, perhaps lower than one may expect for coaches of their caliber. Looking at Self’s overall career, including his two NCAA tournament appearances at Tulsa and Illinois, Self is an above average coach, with a weighted average of 2.37. But at Kansas, Self has a weighted
fact, performing at an average rate at Kansas. While he doesn’t come close to some of the coaches on the higher end of the scale, such as Dean Smith, John Calipari and Krzyze-
.19 wins, Self falls within the statistically different bracket. Simply speaking, Self’s weighted average wins at Kansas isn’t statistically different from the norm, meaning Self is, in
average of 1.8, putting him just below the overall average. While this does put Self below the average at Kansas, at a five percent confidence interval, which is
wski, Self has certainly not been underperforming based on what is expected of his team’s seed in the NCAA tournament.
Coaches' weighted average wins in the NCAA tournament
Weighted average wins
SHAUN GOODWIN @ShaunGoodwinUDK
Bill Self at Kansas
Lute Olson Bob Huggins
Lon Kruger Rick Barnes
Average wins per seed 3.5
Since the NCAA started using a 64-team bracket for the March Madness tournament in 1985, average wins per tournament have largely lined up with team seeding.
Average wins per NCAA tournament
Average Wins: 1: 3.34
3 Average Wins: 2: 2.35
2.5 Average Wins: 3: 1.82
2 Average Wins: 4: 1.55 Average Wins: 6: 1.11
Average Wins: 8: 0.72
Average Wins: 9: 0.55 Average Wins: 5: 1.1
Average Wins: 11: 0.59
Average Wins: 12: 0.52
Average Wins: 14: 0.17
Average Wins: 15: 0.07
Average Wins: 13: 0.24
Average Wins: 7: 0.92 Average Wins: 10: 0.66
Average Wins: 16: 0
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Kansas baseball faces tough road to Big 12 success
SEAN COLLINS @seanzie_UDK The Jayhawks had have the start coach Ritch Price was looking for at the beginning of the season. Heading into Big 12 play, Kansas boasts an 11-4 record after sweeping No. 20 St. John’s. The Jayhawks will most likely show improvement upon past years’ performance in Big 12 play, but the road is still tough. The Big 12 has several ranked teams in the top 25 that will pose great threats to the Jayhawks. For starters, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are currently No. 6 in the nation, the highest ranked team in the conference. Also in the top 25 are the No. 11 TCU
So far, the Jayhawks have one of the best records in the conference
Miranda Anaya/KANSAN Junior infielder David Kyriacou swings at a pitch in the game against St. John’s on Sunday, March 11. Kansas defeated St. John’s 6-5. Horned Frogs, a dominant baseball program that will look to build upon their success in past years. The Texas
Longhorns were No. 23 in the nation last week until a couple losses caused them to drop out.
So far, the Jayhawks have one of the best records in the conference, but only time will tell if they are a
contender for the top-four finish that Price said he was looking for the beginning of the season. There are a couple things to look at that can help that assessment. The Jayhawks have a lot of veterans on this team. During Media Day in February, Price mentioned that as one of the greatest strengths, because, for the past couple years, the Jayhawks were one of the youngest teams in the conference. Price also mentioned pitching, and while not all
the Kansas pitchers have delivered in the early weeks of the season, Jackson Goddard has. The junior starting pitcher is looking like this may be his last year in crimson and blue, as he is one of the best collegiate pitchers in the nation with an early 4-0 record. Kansas has one more nonconference game against Omaha on Wednesday before starting Big 12 play against Texas. The Longhorns are always competitive and are currently favored to be a top-three team in the Big 12. This is where the Jayhawks can really prove themselves and possibly reach the top 25. Big 12 play starts on Friday against Texas in Austin at 6:30 p.m.
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Basketball Gameday No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Penn in Wichita, Thursday, March 15, 1 p.m.
Missy Minear/KANSAN Senior guard Devonte’ Graham controls the ball on a fast break in the first half against West Virginia on Saturday, March 10, in the championship game of the Big 12 Tournament. The Jayhawks defeated the Mountaineers 81-70. SHAUN GOODWIN & MICHAEL SWAIN @ShaunGoodwinUDK & @mswain97
Beat Writer Predictions: Shaun Goodwin: Kansas 85-61, Michael Swain: Kansas 86-67
PENN (24-8, 12-2)
KANSAS (27-7, 13-5) Devonte’ Graham
This will be the final NCAA tournament run for senior guard Devonte’ Graham. Graham played incredibly well at the Big 12 Tournament, averaging 14.3 points, 10 assists and three rebounds to help Kansas win the tournament. In last year’s tournament, Graham scored 16 points in Kansas’ first-round win over UC Davis. Look for Graham’s similar numbers to what he averaged in the Big 12 Tournament
Betley is Penn’s go-to guy, averaging the most points per game (14.5) for the Quakers. He scored a respectable 17 points in the Ivy League tournament championship against Harvard, on 6-for-13 shooting from the floor. Betley plays the most minutes for the Quakers, too, with 33.5 minutes per game, but against Kansas, he may be asked to go the full length of the game.
redshirt sophomore guard
Newman caught fire in Kansas City over the weekend. Newman averaged 24 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game — earning him the Most Outstanding Player award for the tournament. For Kansas to go deep in the tournament, it will need Newman to continue to play the way he has. Against Penn? Expect another 20-point performance from the redshirt sophomore.
A rebounding machine, Brodeur averages 7.1 rebounds per game, and is able to work his way under and around the basket to get points. But at just 220 pounds and 6 foot 8, he should be no match for Kansas sophomore Udoka Azubuike. But if Azubuike doesn’t play due to his injury, Brodeur may fare a bit better against either freshman Silvio De Sousa or sophomore Mitch Lightfoot.
Silvio De Sousa
Foreman is quite an enigma for Penn. He could even be compared to former Jayhawk Frank Mason III in his play style. The 6-foot-1 guard doesn’t shoot the ball often, unlike Mason, but is great at driving to the basket. His ability to get to the line and convert the basket is also impressive, having been sent to the line a team-high 123 times this season, converting 75 percent of his free throws.
Much like Newman, De Sousa had a breakout performance at the Big 12 Tournament, specifically in the title game. Over the course of the tournament, De Sousa recorded career highs in points and rebounds with 16 and 11. With Azubuike presumably out for the Penn game, all eyes will be on De Sousa to see if he can re-create the performance he had against the Mountaineers.
TR ACK & FIELD
Matchups between No. 1 and No. 16 seeds at NCAA tournament
Goals scored in 16 minute span between Sporting KC and Chicago Fire
Both men’s and women’s teams finished 17th at the NCAA Indoor Championships
Kansas soccer was unable to score past UMKC in its first spring schedule game
Published on Mar 15, 2018