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UNIVERSITY NEWS UMKC’s Independent Student Newspaper

Volume 81, Issue 12

Monday November 4, 2013

JACKSON COUNTY TO VOTE ON TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE TAX 5.5 % 7.8%

Kate Baxendale Current basic Managing Editor Jackson County

Current Kansas City tax rate:

tax rate: The Jackson County, Missouri Legislature has called a Special Election for Nov. 5. Voters will decide on a half-cent sales tax for the duration of 20 years to support the development of a translational research institute. The institute Proposed sales If medical would be governed independently by a board from UMKC, Children’s Mercy tax increase of research tax Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute and one-half of: is approved, Jackson County. Translational research, which is often called bench-to-bedside research, Kansas converts medical discoveries made in laboratory, clinical and population City’s tax If the medical studies into applicable treatments and cures. rate would research tax is The tax would raise an estimated $40 million a year and it would end in 20 rise to: approved, the basic years. If approved, it could raise $8 million annually for UMKC. The funds will not be allowed to be used for any purpose other than to Jackson County tax This would raise the tax rate to the same as foster the development of the translational research institute. All proceeds of would rise to: Overland Park, Kansas this tax would be deposited into a special account separate from the Jackson County general fund. An independent audit board appointed by the county in sales taxable executive will review the funds annually and report the findings to the public The average Jackson County resident spends and to the Jackson County Legislature. purchases. This adds up to an if the measure passes. That The institute would create more healthcare jobs in Jackson County and and per ‘average’ work to develop medical cures for diseases like asthma and diabetes. Polls totals to Jackson County resident will be open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. kbaxendale@unews.com

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GOAL OF INITIATIVE:

“Create a world-class medical research institute in Jackson County that will help solve some of the toughest health care issues.” - jacksoncountycures.com/ourmission/

WHAT IS TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE?

Translational Medicine involves the actual application of basic research. This puts knowledge and research to use by producing new medicines, treatments, and cures. The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce listed the creation of an institute of translational medicine in its Big 5 things it hoped to accomplish to better the community in 2011.

$700 a month $3.50 more a month $840 over the 20 year period

$40 million

Would be generated annually from the tax

1/2 of the funds will go to Children’s Mercy

$8 million

of the $40 million will directly benefit UMKC research (20%)

St. Luke’s would also receive 20%. The remainder would be spent on “research-related economic development” decided by the institute’s board of directors

$800 million ECONOMIC BENEFITS? 237 jobs would be created

9 Principal Investigators (Top Scientists) will be hired within the first 10 years.

$607 million Total economic impact of

during the first decade

Total generated over the 20 year period

County residents haven’t been asked to approve such a tax increase since one in 2006 was proposed for a three-eighths cent sales tax increase to pay for improvements and renovations at Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums, totaling to $575 million, which passed.

Jackson County government

Would receive 20% of profits From the commercialization of any new developments in devices, drugs and treatments produced by the institute.

$75 million

The Hall Family Foundation and the Hall family have pledged to build a research center on Hospital Hill for the new institute. This would also create construction jobs and have other economic benefits.

THE SUPPORT:

THE OPPOSITION:

The League of Women Voters, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the Citizens Association and Freedom Inc. Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Carpenters District Council, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, Committee for County Progress, Communication Workers of America (CWA), Downtown Council of Kansas City, Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri & Kansas, Fifth District Democratic Womens Club, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters/IAFF Local 42, AFL-CIO, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, and Forgers and Helpers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 124, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 3, The Kansas City Globe, Kansas City Life Sciences Institute, Kansas City PRIDE Democratic Club, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, KMBC, The Labor-Management Council of Greater Kansas City, La Raza Political Club, Latino Civic Engagement Collaborative, Metropolitan Community College Foundation , Metropolitan Medical Society, Missouri Biotechnology Association, Park University, Saint Luke’s Health System, Taxpayers Unlimited, Inc., Truman Medical Centers, University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), UMKC Student Government Association , UMKC Trustees, Westport Landing Democratic Club

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Sierra Club calls for pollution rally, UMKC support a direct result of those remarks, the Jessica Turner organization is inclined to implement Senior Beat Writer “a new source performance standard The Environmental Protection for emissions of carbon dioxide for Agency is holding a series of new affected fossil fuel-fired electric nationwide public hearings as a generating units.” result of its proposal in September to This could mean changes close to enforce a fresh set of carbon pollution home for companies like Kansas City standards for new power plants. Power and Light and Great Plains For the Midwest, the agency will Energy. assemble its carbon pollution rally According to the U.S. Securities followed by a listening session on and Exchange Commission, “new Monday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. at the EPA laws or regulations could mandate Region 7 Offices in Lenexa, Kan. new or increased requirements to “[This session] would benefit control or reduce the emission of enormously from UMKC student greenhouse gases … which are created attendance and awareness,” said in the combustion of fossil fuels. The Maddy Salzman, an apprentice for Companies’ current generation the Beyond Coal Campaign with the capacity is primarily coal-fired and is Sierra Club. estimated to produce about one ton She added that students who of CO2 per MWh [kilowatt hour], or attend the gathering can expect approximately 25 million tons, and 19 significant exposure to press events million tons per year for Great Plains and learn about how community Energy and KCP&L, respectively. organizing works. Legislation concerning the reduction “This is a rare opportunity for of emissions of greenhouse gases, students who want to take a stand on including CO2, is being considered climate justice issues to have a voice,” at the federal and state levels.” Salzman said. “Rather than needing “Sources of electricity like to go to D.C. to make a difference in energy efficiency, wind and use of federal legislation, decision-makers techniques of carbon capture and are coming to us. Supporters will be sequestration make it possible to traveling from throughout Missouri, provide electricity services to our Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska because customers with no carbon dioxide an event like this has never been held emissions and therefore, no added by the EPA before.” cost attributable to CO2 prices,” “[The EPA has] a long history stated an environmental report from of taking comments from public KCP&L. listening sessions to heart when Although the Missouri writing new legislation pieces,” Department of Resources monitors Salzman said. air quality, the public has a right

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The EPA hosts a rally and listening session for new carbon pollution standards on Nov. 4. Courtesy // Sierra Club She suggested that students who are skeptical about their ability to to voice its opinion to make the have a genuine influence should necessary improvements by passing think again. the legislation required to reduce the “The EPA cares to hear what we emissions. have to say,” Salzman said. “Students Salzman said that, if enacted, the who choose to speak would be able new standards would reduce the to participate in that process.” negative effects coal plant pollution According to its website, the EPA is proven to have on human and considered “more than 2.5 million environmental health. The EPA comments from the public,” and as describes it as an “important step to

Maddy Salzman with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign urges UMKC students to rally for new carbon pollution standards. Courtesy // Maddy Salzman reduce carbon pollution from power plants as a part of President Obama’s show support.” Salzman is impressed with the Climate Action Plan.” Sustainability Team’s “Such standards would have huge, UMKC projects, including the LEEDlasting impacts on issues of climate change and environmental and social Certified buildings on campus, efforts by Dining Services, transportation justice,” Salzman said. Although the Clean Air Act has, systems and levels of recycling and according to the EPA, “achieved waste reduction. “UMKC was listed as a Sierra dramatic reductions in air pollution,” it has also been determined that Club Top 100 Cool School, which “power plants are the largest is just one of the many awards the concentrated source of emissions school has been offered to celebrate in the United States, together the initiatives that have already been accounting for roughly one-third taking place,” Salzman said. “It’s great of all domestic greenhouse gas to see everything students are already accomplishing on campus and taking emissions.” The approval of the new proposal action to support sustainability. would carry out the first measure of UMKC students seem passionate a plan Obama outlined in a memo to and active on environmental issues, so I hope they can direct that energy the EPA in June. “Climate change is one of the most toward off-campus events — like significant public health challenges this one — as well.” Salzman emphasized that the of our time,” said EPA Administrator hearing will be the only event of its Gina McCarthy. “By taking commonsense action to limit carbon kind occurring in EPA Region 7. “Students interested in action pollution from new power plants, we climate disruption and can slow the effects of climate change on environmental degradation, and fulfill our obligation to ensure a safe and healthy environment participating in political processes for our children. These standards and making a difference in federal will also spark the innovation we government issues will find this need to build the next generation of event rewarding,” Salzman said. The rally and listening session power plants, helping grow a more portions are both open to the public. sustainable clean energy economy.” During the rally, participants will If concerned individuals are unable have the chance to meet and show to attend, they are still encouraged support for the proposed action on to reach out to the EPA to show environmental pollution. There are their support for the new proposed already more than 200 pre-registered standards. “There is an EPA email account attendees for the hearing, which doesn’t include those who just plan where anyone can send stories, advice or general thoughts about carbon to attend the rally. “There will be press at the event, pollution standards,” Salzman said. as well as speakers, T-shirts and “We encourage anyone interested in buttons, signs and even blow-up this issue to do this.” props,” Salzman said. “It should be jturner@unews.com a fun way for anyone to come and

The EPA breaks shows that Carbon Dioxide makes up 84% of greenhouse gasses in the U.S.

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Photo // Communiversity

Communiversity event introduces healthy living to guests such as acupuncture, aromatherapy Jessica Turner and essential oils and listen to Senior Beat Writer testimonies along the way. Although young college students Communiversity’s Wholistic Health Fair will take place 11 a.m. to may not be particularly concerned 6 p.m. Sunday Nov. 10 in the Student with health issues at this point in Union. For 14 years, exhibitors have their lives, the material presented gathered bi-annually to share their consists of practices that can be alternative health philosophies with adopted early to form beneficial the public. The event will include habits for future well-being. Relevant more than 60 booths, 20 workshops information can also be passed on to and a silent auction featuring an other interested friends and family members. array of healthy products. “I wouldn’t have done all these “The Wholistic Fair was a trigger for me,” said Eric Soriano, exhibitor things if I hadn’t gone to the and natural health advocate. “It was Wholistic Health Fair,” Soriano the start of a whole new paradigm in said. “It all sounded too good to be true, but I kept checking it out. And my life.” Soriano was invited to the fair last here we are, 10 months later, and it year, but was far from a believer in all worked. I got rid of a number of some of the methods presented to conditions that I couldn’t get rid of before.” him. Linda VanBibber, who owns a new “I thought, ‘Well, this is kind of business called Harmony Energetics, kooky, but I’ll go,’” Soriano said. Soriano joked that as a resident of is also an exhibitor at the health fair. “It’s a great place to see what’s new Missouri, the “Show-Me State,” it and hook up with like-minded people took some convincing. “So show me, right?” Soriano said. who care enough about their health “And these people — they showed and quality of life to take charge of me. I think a lot of people think, it and accept responsibility for it,” ‘These are a bunch of quacks,’ but if VanBibber said. “It’s a good group they just try it … it’s amazing what that shares the latest innovations in alternative and holistic health care. your body will do for itself.” Great people.” VanBibber looks forward to sharing modalities involving sound and scent, explaining that they impact the body and brain through olfactory and auditory senses. She will conduct demonstrations using tuning forks and crystal bowls. Her friend and fellow participant, George Moon, will demonstrate with essential oils. “I took a Communiversity Communiversity convener and Wholistic Health Fair class this weekend exhibitor Eric Soriano says his life changed after and loved it,” said attending the fair last year. Courtney Versluis, Photo // Eric Soriano UMKC senior. Soriano and his family have been “Herbal Remedies with Regina on a journey toward a healthier [Compernolle]. It was very cool.” Versluis expressed a desire to life for almost a year. His wife has eliminated her arthritis. He and attend the health fair based on his daughter attend seminars and her other experiences through lectures, research healing methods Communiversity. She has taken

ACED Celebrates Halloween at UMKC

Pumpkin from the Bats in the Belfry class. Photo // Poojitha Nandipati

Prannoy Kiran Contributing Writer

Eric Soriano interviews for a Fox News story. Photo // Eric Soriano Chuck Harper’s letterpress degenerative disease, it’s going to stationery and bookbinding classes. cost you tens of thousands of dollars “I have loved all three classes,” to correct it,” Soriano said. Versluis said. “They were fantastic The stories he has heard from opportunities to learn something I’d others have inspired him to reach out wanted to learn under an experienced and teach what he has learned. and passionate instructor. I would “I’m inviting everyone to the really like to attend the Wholistic Wholistic Health Fair right now,” Health Fair.” Soriano said. Many Communiversity instructors He referred to his personal have reserved booths and will teach database full of hundreds of workshops in the Multipurpose individuals who receive his emails. Room 401 at the Student Union. “People don’t even know this “We’re all on this journey together, stuff, and they’re dying needlessly,” and we learn from each other,” Soriano said. “If I can get 10 of them Soriano said. “We attend these there, and they learn something like I functions, and now I just want learned and they can go forward and to help other people learn about heal themselves, that’s a success.” these gentle, relatively inexpensive He described UMKC’s Student means to greater health. Now, that’s Union as “a beautiful venue,” and profound. That is worthy of my time called the Wholistic Health Fair to share.” “the premier event in the Midwest Soriano added that many people for people to expose themselves [to don’t know that not only do they alternative health].” not have to take seven different “They’ll never hear about as many pharmaceutical drugs, those natural healing modalities in one substances are actually toxic to their place at one time as they will at the bodies. Wholistic Health Fair,” Soriano said. “I think we have the wrong “I’m really excited to be a part of it.” expectations, and culturally we’ve been conditioned to believe that jturner@unews.com if you have any kind of major

The Adult Continuing Education for Persons with Developmental Disabilities program began fall semester classes last week. The program encourages developmentally disabled adults to develop their individual and interpersonal skills in an educational environment, with Saturday morning classes in Haag Hall. Wendy A. Seelbinder, ACED program director, leads the noncredit program. Mallikarjun Reddy Kallam, ACED administrative assistant, lends a helping hand to students so they can have a positive experience. Students must meet age and residency requirements: the minimum age is 16 and students must be Jackson County residents. Eligible students pay $6 for each class, and can enroll in three classes for the six-week program. If the student withdraws at least one week before classes begin, credit will be given for the next semester. A certificate of completion is awarded to students who attend five out of six classes. Students who have perfect attendance receive special recognition. The classes have a group of instructors, teaching aides and other volunteers to run the program. Students wore costumes to class for Halloween to make the day special. A few instructors and volunteers also wore costumes, surprising the students. The “Bats in the Belfry” class focused on Halloween pumpkin carving. Undavalli Sruthi, instructor for the class, demonstrated the carving as a fine art and craft. The students followed the instructions and carved pumpkins with the help of volunteers. “Deal or No Deal” taught students math and probability skills using casino games like blackjack and other games of chance. The students ventured outside to experience “The Spirits in the Past” with everyone dressed in Halloween costumes. pkiran@unews.com

Check out the details of Communiversity’s upcoming bi-annual Wholistic Health Fair, to take place in the Student Union Nov. 10. Photo // Jessica Turner Communiversity convener and Wholistic Health Fair exhibitor Eric Soriano, with his wife, Diane. Photo // Eric Soriano


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Seminar on Semantic Solutions at Cerner

that detects any changes in Sumanth Koushik Kalli the data. Batch processing Beat Writer also uses raw tables to Karthik Vishwanath, team leader organize data, which are at the Cerner Corporation, gave a converted down into guest lecture Oct. 30, titled “Semantic semantic indexing tables. Solutions at Cerner” in Flarsheim However, batch processing Hall. The seminar was conducted by cannot be applied for realDr. Yugyung Lee, associate professor time processing. of the School of Computing and To overcome batch Engineering. processing’s lack of realVishwanath leads a team at Cerner time data processing, that build indexes, services and Cerner uses Apache Storm infrastructures that make electronic and the program Hadoop medical records and population in different topologies, and health systems easier to search. This scheduling also depends is known as semantic solutions. on the topology. Java is He has been building distributed typically used for this systems in the healthcare domain purpose. for more than five years. His team “The goal is to complete also creates infrastructures to build this process in 200 custom search data sets. microseconds and we “As we’ve gotten deeper into cloud are now able to achieve technologies at Cerner, the range of somewhere between 200 options to make things better has and 300 microseconds,” expanded drastically,” Vishwanath Vishwanath said. “At said. “Through this process, our team Cerner, we use Oracle has built up a cloud scale search databases and our own platform that we call Brahe.” server databases to make it The large scale flexible indexing easy for crawlers to guess platform, Brahe, uses open source the type of data which projects like Apache Zookeeper, is coming in. At Cerner, Apache HBase and Apache Solr. we are very familiar with “This talk will focus on a little Apache HBase. It is pretty about each of these technologies and decent and it gave us all we Karthik Vishwanath with the Certificate of Appreciation. why we chose them to build a system need.” Photo // Sumanth Koushik Kalli that not only scales but clears away a present job market and qualifications. During the synopsis, from UMKC in 2008. He has good deal of operational headaches,” Karthik explained his presentation in “At Cerner, they try to see if a been published in a number of Vishwanath said. “Reading a 200- five steps: keep it simple, disconnect candidate has good computer science publications, including the Journal page patient record is not that easy, stages, keep your points at minimum, fundamentals, how well you can of the American Medical Informatics and we want to make the patient organize data around queries and use understand core issues, some coding Association and has presented at record searchable. So, we initiated what one is good at. and the projects along with their conferences such as the American this project four [or] five years ago “We are doing excellent work by implementations in your resume,” Medical Informatics Association, and it is a long journey. Dating back contributing to open source, which Vishwanath said. Association for the Advancement to 2008, the tools are not as mature is great, and we have collaborated “Cerner Corporation is hiring a as they are now and we made lots of with consulting firms,” Vishwanath lot of people, and even for summer of Artificial Intelligence and mistakes and learned from them. But, said. “It is good to see Netflix and internships, Cerner is a good Symposium on Applied Computing. He also won the American it is working well for us.” Twitter open sourcing. We are place to learn. We also have a Medical Informatics Association’s In his presentation, Vishwanath planning to open source Brahe soon. separate department who looks started with the differences between We are planning to add three or four after sponsoring H-1B visas for the Distinguished Paper Award in 2005. batch processing and real-time projects this year into the Cerner’s International students,” Karthik skalli@unews.com processing of data. Batch processing Github account and will be adding said. consists of the relational database more in the years to come.” Vishwanath received his master’s management systems, and a crawler Vishwanath spoke about the degree in Computer Science

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The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City held a Global Career Day workshop at Bloch Executive Hall on Nov. 1. The workshop consisted of a series of panel discussions led by different companies in Kansas City. Members of ITC spoke about global journey’s with business, which helped to promote broadening careers past the United States. The ITC, a non-profit organization, emphasizes networking and internships for students. Faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students and alumni attended the event. ITC members encouraged attendants to look at work opportunities outside of the United States. “Ninety-five percent of the world’s population does not live here,” said Brian Gordon, a panel speaker. “We have to avoid the American-centric way of thinking.” Each panel discussion ended with a round of questions and a drawing for prizes, courtesy of the ITC. There was a lunch break in between, also provided by the ITC. Many companies had booths with information about their companies that promote international business and international education. Valerie Wright, director of advising at the Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University, discussed the importance of international business education. “We offer an international business concentration, as well as many handson international opportunities. It’s a really good opportunity for people to get their hands dirty in international communications,” Wright said. There were also small companies looking to expand, like Taggart International, a shipping company that manages transportation and trade. “We ship products for our customers internationally and domestically. We have five offices in Chicago, Kansas City, Miami, St. Louis and Omaha. We have about 15 employees,” said Liz Scarbrough of Taggart International Ltd. Scott Ezzell, alumni of Henry W. Bloch School of Management, had a booth to promote studying abroad through the Bloch School. “We go to lots of different countries. They are six to 10 day trips where students have an opportunity to be exposed to businesses to those countries each day. They can earn credit for their trip that counts towards their degree,” Ezzell said . hpatel@unews.com

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The Sox may have won the ring, but the Cardinals are still winning 11-8 Kate Baxendale Managing Editor

The St. Louis Cardinals were unable to get revenge on the Boston Red Sox for sweeping them in four games during the 2004 World Series. The Sox beat the Cardinals in six games this year, winning their first World Series title at Fenway Park since 1918. Despite a disappointing loss in Game 5 that put the Red Sox ahead 3-2, Cardinal Nation was optimistic about Game 6. The late, great Cardinal legend Stan Musial wore the number six on his jersey, so this year’s team paid homage with patches on their jerseys. The Cardinals were in the same situation in October 2011: their opponent (the Texas Rangers) was leading the series 3-2 after Game 5. St. Louis would have to win the series in seven games. Game 6 proved to be a success for the Cardinals after MVP David Freese hit a walk-off homerun in the 11th inning. St. Louis went on to win Game 7 with a score of 6-2 at Busch Stadium, earning the franchise’s 11th World Series trophy. It pained me to see Red October end the way it did, with a heartbreaking loss in Game 6. The Cardinals were unable to compete with the Red Sox’s intimidating lineup of sluggers like David Ortiz and Shane Victorino. However, the Redbirds were able to keep their heads held high after finishing the season with impressive rookie pitching from Michael Wacha, Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal. The Cardinals can also relish in the fact that they have more World Series Championships under their belts — three more than Boston, to be exact. Catcher Yadier Molina was awarded his sixth straight Gold Glove award and pitcher Adam Wainwright received his second career Gold Glove. Centerfielder Carlos Beltran won the Roberto Clemente Award for his sportsmanship and community involvement.

Kate Baxendale In Kansas City, a few young men decided to sport Boston Red Sox jerseys as their Halloween costumes on Thursday, complete with cleats and World Series rings. Their controversial choice of apparel caused some bitter disagreements with other patrons on the patio at Harpo’s. In many ways, their jerseys were more offensive than the Miley Cyrus wannabes stumbling around Westport. At least they didn’t look as ridiculous as the Royals costume spotted at The Foundry. Without a doubt, the Red Sox deserved the 2013 title. The two best teams in Major League Baseball went head-to-head this October and the better team came out on top. After the devastation caused by the Boston Bombings in April, a World Series title gave the city a reason to celebrate. During the victory parade on Saturday, the Red Sox paid homage to the victims at the Boston Marathon finish line, where Jonny Gomes placed the trophy with a “Boston Strong” jersey draped on top of it. Cardinal Nation has already begun the countdown to the 2014 season opener in 146 days. Fans anxiously await the sea of red on opening day, eager to begin another successful season. As Team Manager Mike Matheny said, “… winning is a tradition. Winning is an expectation.” kbaxendale@unews.com

Car-tharsis Matt Melson Broadcasting Assitant

“Oh my god! UHHHHH! Why?! You have a gas pedal, so maybe you should push it! Hey, why don’t you actually do this thing called driving?! That would be great! Seriously ... GO!” As I slowly lost my mind on the highway behind what seemed to be a mix between a turtle and a sloth driving a car, I thought about how crazy I would have looked if people were actually watching me have this tantrum. However, more than that I started to think about the road rage I had experienced and how great I felt afterward. Once I had a chance to calm down and take a breath, I felt much better and actually happier that I was able to get that anger out of my system. It seems that my surprise attack of road rage served a purpose in giving me some much-needed catharsis. It felt great to get my anger out on a car that made a snail seem fast. Road rage has been given a negative connotation because of the extreme nature and occasional acts of violence correlated with it. Many people fear that acting out any type of anger while driving will ultimately lead to an altercation and end in violence, but that simply is not true. There seems to be an actual reward from doing it. Allowing yourself to free built-up stress by yelling at a random stranger on the road can be rewarding — when done in the right way. Clearly, shouting at a driver with your windows down and within a distance where you can clearly be heard is bad. So is doing any driving maneuvers like tailgating or revenge cut-offs. But if you let out your road rage through a wonderful rant of insults and rhetorical questions while your windows are up and your car is at a safe distance from the car in question, you will feel catharsis like you have never felt before. The best part is, you won’t be hurting anyone while doing it. You won’t be doing anything that may lead to acts of violence, or holding onto that anger and lashing out at people later on in the day. You will have been given the ability to let it go. On a recent trip down to MU during a downpour, driving conditions on the highway were brutal. Brutal enough that one particular car, a white Chevy Impala, decided to cut me off. I understand

Matt Melson people make mistakes so I let it go but a little bit down the road that same Impala cut me off a second time, this time slowing down to five miles per hour under the speed limit. This is where I started to get angry. I let out a nice sarcastic, “Oh, cool, bro. Man, you are awesome. We should hang out some time.” My rage was building. The Impala eventually sped up and was out of sight. But no more than 20 minutes later I found myself side by side with the Impala again, but this time I was on to him. I knew his game. His plan. How he was going to stay parallel with me. Then as soon as he could see another car in his lane that was going slower than him, he would cut me off. But of course he needed to wait until the last minute to make sure it was close enough that we might hit and that I was going to lose my mind. And I did. As my arm lifted and my middle finger started to rise, I shouted, “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW TO DRIVE?! WHO TAUGHT YOU HOW TO DRIVE? UGGGGGGHHHHHHH! IT’S THUNDERDOME TIME!” Again, after I had let that rage out of my system and I had time to calm down, I felt better. I actually started to find it funny. I had to drive for the next hour with that Impala making horrible driving decisions but I was no longer angry. Nor was I waiting to project my anger onto anyone else. I found myself at peace with that white Chevy Impala. So the next time you are driving and something gets you angry, get it out of your system. When someone cuts you off in traffic, do something that gets that rage and anger out of your system — but only in the correct way. You will be happy that you did. mmelson@unews.com

The sanctity of sleep

middle school. Running on five hours Lindsay Nelson of sleep was no problem … until I Broadcast Assistant started college. College students are predisposed During my freshman year, I was to developing poor sleeping patterns. in my first show with the theater Weird class schedules with heavy department. An average rehearsal course loads, rehearsals and runs from 7-11 p.m. As a commuter practices, full- or part-time jobs — student, that put me home around all are culprits of depriving us of the midnight every night. I had an 8 proper amount of rest. a.m. class on Monday, Wednesday I am a morning person. I have no and Friday, and I opened a store on problem functioning on all cylinders Tuesday and Thursday. Being the before the sun is up. Waking up at morning person that I am, I pushed 5 a.m. was a habit of mine even in through the late nights and early

mornings like a champ. I was a regular Rocky during September and October. Then it hit. I never saw it coming. Sleep deprivation kicked me in the face. Coffee quickly became a necessity and a nap of any length of time was a golden opportunity. I knew it could only get worse from there. And it did. My acting professor, Scott Stackhouse, told us from day one to keep things in check because life will catch up with you. He specifically stressed the importance of getting enough sleep, and it is now extremely apparent why. This year I was cast in my fifth show at UMKC. I also increased the number of credit hours I was taking in addition to joining the University News staff. Now, I have been tired before. Every semester I have taken has been a nonstop endeavor, but this fall has been unparalleled. My mind has actually shut down at times. I have woken up to realize I inadvertently slept for two hours. On a bench in Grant Hall. Here lies the ultimate problem. We disregard how tired we are because we literally don’t have time to even think about how tired we are. We go and go and go. We work and practice and study and repeat,

Lindsay Nelson repeat, repeat. Amid all the things we have to do, we stretch ourselves that one extra mile to attempt to do something we want to do. Like eat good food or see our families for five minutes. We forget about sleep. It is at the bottom of our to-do lists. I am here to inform everyone that we have it backwards. Without sleep, we cannot have to-do lists. We won’t be able to achieve anything if we’re all lying around in exhaustion-induced comas. There will never seem to be enough time, but please hear me out. Do yourself a favor and take that nap. Let yourself rest. You will thank me later. lnelson@unews.com

Hello adulthood, farewell U-News

Elizabeth Golden

Elizabeth Golden Former Co-Editor-in-Chief Hi, UMKC. As you may or may not have noticed, I am no longer listed as one of the editors-in-chief. This is hard for me since this newspaper has been my home for the past year. I’ve lived journalism pretty much since I started at UMKC. But, it is time for me to take a break … a very short break to recoup and relax before I enter the world of adulthood as a full-time newspaper reporter. I’ve accepted an out-of-state position with a medium-sized daily newspaper with a circulation of 20,000. I leave soon after I graduate in December. So, for those who have told me that journalism is dying and it’s not possible to find a newspaper jobs, you’re wrong. It is possible. Also, for everyone who ever thought I made the wrong decision by not attending MU’s J-School, well, I still got a job, didn’t I? How many MU graduates can honestly say they received their dream job in their field? I will never regret the education I have received at UMKC. My professors were instrumental in me receiving this job, especially Bob Unger. I love that guy. I’ve been in journalism all my life … almost literally. I started on my first paper in eighth grade and I knew I never wanted to do anything else. I’ve been pursuing this passion for close to 10 years despite the roadblocks — and there were quite a few. Since I knew graduation was quickly approaching, I started applying for newspaper jobs back in September. This was actually the first place I had sent my application. A day after I applied, I got the response; “Nice cover letter.” That’s it. I wasn’t sure if that was a sad excuse to be sarcastic or if this guy truly meant it. A couple weeks later, he emailed me again. This time he told me about another position that would fit me much better. We talked on and off, and as of Oct. 28, the job was officially mine. The position is quite complicated since I was hired as a “do-all” person, as the editor called it. I will be a reporter who also helps with editing and design, when needed. I can’t even describe this feeling. It’s so surreal to know all my work over the past 10 years paid off. Someone actually wants to pay me to write. I’m still having a hard time comprehending it all. Long story short, I really need the last four weeks of my college career to be as peaceful as possible in order to spend time with those I love. It’s been an interesting experience managing the U-News. I’ve run into really amazing people. I don’t know where I would be if it weren’t for the newspaper. I can’t understand why anyone who wants to go into journalism isn’t on his or her school paper. To wrap up, I need to leave the paper to take some personal time in order to prepare for my position. It’s great to know that all the work I’ve done in order to achieve this dream paid off. egolden@unews.com


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Halloween Photos // Morayo Bakare

ALAS provided refreshments for attendees at the Día de los Muertos event.

and a big time commitment to Morayo Bakare create a jaw-dropping costume, the Contributing Writer students who did put in the effort Devil horns, cat ears and cowboy deserve to be applauded. hats were seen all over campus Many of the students seen wearing Thursday in honor of Halloween. costumes were engineering majors, The Union Programming Board hoping to get five points extra credit and University News kicked off the from Dr. Mark McClernon’s thermal week’s festivities with a pumpkin system design class. Costumes carving contest at the Student Union. ranged from Captain America to the Tables covered with old issues of Redshirts from “Star Trek.” U-News held large pumpkins and Engineering major Katie Graham pumpkin carving tools for attendees dressed as Athena, goddess of war, of the event. Halloween themed said “Oh, I woke up at 4 in the music, such as “Thriller” by Michael morning to put all this on.” Jackson and “Disturbia” by Rihanna, A wizard roamed the halls of the played in the background to get Bloch building. Robin Martin wore students in the spooky spirit. a large mask of an old, long-haired A two-hour competition ended male and a starry magic robe. with several detailed and creative pumpkins designed. Anyone ALAS Draws Attention to interested in participating in the Día De Los Muertos contest was given a few guidelines. First, anyone using a premade stencil The Association of Latino wasn’t qualified for the contest. UPB American Students began its officer Khitam Jabir told attendees celebration of Día de los Muertos they wanted to see everyone’s with an altar in the Student Union creativity. and a small party. Aaron Cecil was awarded the first Día de los Muertos, which means place prize for not using any of the Day of the Dead in Spanish, is a stencils provided at the event. His celebration where people pray for pumpkin was an intricate carving and remember loved ones who have of a scene from “The Nightmare died. It lasts from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. Before Christmas.” Other splendid Traditionally, offerings are made to pumpkins produced from this the deceased at cemeteries, but altars contest ranged from an owl to a Día can also be built in memory. ALAS’s de los Muertos sugar skull. Pumpkin altar had many offering items, such pies, cookies and lemonade were as plastic foods and flowers. available to students for free. Nachos and cookies were served Following the competition, a free along with lemonade, water and screening of “The Conjuring” took horchata, a traditional Mexican place in the theater on the first floor beverage. Attendees learned to of the Union, also hosted by UPB. salsa dance, having fun twirling Surprisingly few full-bodied their partners around and nearly costumes were seen on campus tripping on their feet. Few costumes on Halloween. Only a handful were worn to the event, but those of students sported complete present were a witch, two cowboys, ensembles like a Spiderman suit or a cowgirl, a mouse and a cheerleader. a witch’s garb. Although Halloween does not call for outrageous outfits mbakare@unews.com

Día de los Muertos themed pumpkin carved at UPB and U-News’ pumpkin Senior Andrea Stroup as a pirate wench. carving event Monday, Oct. 28.

Above: Robin Martin as a wizard. Left: Cody Kaspzyk and Chris Wolfe dressed as Redshirts from “Star Trek.”


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at UMKC:

Katie Graham as Athena attacking Cody Kaspyzk as a Redshirt.

Joe Bondick sports a homemade costume inspired by the movie ‘Monsters Inc.’

ALAS members salsa dancing.

UPB and U-News held a pumpkin carving contest on Monday, Oct. 28 in the Student Union.

Above: Batman-inspired pumpkin carved for the pumpkin carving contest co-sponsored by UPB and U-News Monday, Oct. 28. Right: Altar created for the Dia de los Muertos event sponsored by ALAS.


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Disclaimer: The views of individual writers expressed below in this section do not represent the official stance of U-News. U-News welcomes participation from all UMKC students. Letters to the editor may be submitted to Editor-in-Chief Roze Brooks, editor@unews.com.

From the President’s Desk:

Letter to the Editor:

Question 1 is RE: ‘‘Big Love’ is a good for UMKC big disappointment’ by Lindsay Adams Benjamin Campero Guest Writer Fellow Roos,

I write to you on behalf of the Student Government Association, who on September 30th voted 24-2 to support Jackson County Question 1. Question 1 is a request for a half-cent sales tax increase that would raise about $40 million a year to support translational medical research which works to turn scientific discoveries into new medications or bedside applications. UMKC stands to gain exponentially from the passage of Question 1; we would receive a big lift as a research university and increase Kansas City’s capacity for hospital research as well as $8,000,000 per year in funding to conduct translational research here at UMKC. This field of translational research is one of the fastest growing fields and with the passage of Question 1 can bring lots of good jobs to Kansas City further propelling the Kansas City economy to a brighter future. Growing Kansas City’s medical research, from discovery to cure, is one of the Greater Kansas City

To Whom It May Concern:

Benjamin Campero Chamber of Commerce’s Big 5 Goals. Business, medical, research and academic leaders have been working for many years toward the concept of the Jackson County institute. We, as current Roos, have a unique opportunity to work together and to propel OUR University to greater success! Question 1 is the best choice to boost Kansas City’s identity as a medical research hub, and I urge you to vote YES on Tuesday, November 5th. Your President, Benjamin Campero

Lindsay Adams’s review of Big Love is not only unfair, but also inaccurate. By way of introduction, I graduated from the UMKC Theatre Department with my Master of Arts in Theatre in 2012 and am now a PhD Student at the University of Kansas. Charles Mee was raised in the Midwest, in Illinois. Mee graduated from Harvard and went on to be a successful theatre artist in New York City. His career of 50+ plays includes a wide range of stories adapted from Greek and Roman myths, works by Shakespeare, as well as varied other source materials. Big Love specifically, is based on Aeschylus’s The Suppliants, which Adams fails to mention. Nor does she mention that Big Love a part of the (re)making

project (Google it). Two minutes worth of researching would turn up information guiding the reader to recognize the unique nature of Mee’s writing. It is the responsibility of the reviewer to do research. If Adams were to even Wikipedia Mee or Big Love perhaps she would have garnered some credibility for being a knowledgeable reviewer. Even a reviewer for the New York Times said this in the 2001 review, “Better to let ‘Big Love’ just happen to you. Read background material, some written by the playwright, Charles L. Mee, later.” Not all theatre is easy, not all theatre is palatable – sometimes it requires a little effort. Research and playwright aside – if a performance is bad, then a performance is bad. But having

attended this production myself, I can assure you that this performance was not bad. It was not “random” or “pointless” and it is absolutely “funny” and “intelligent.” UMKC Theatre has well-known and talented faculty and their program pulls students/actors from across the nation from New York to California to study there. Lastly, The Comedy of Asses, which Adams cites was not last year, but in the fall of 2011 and is hardly comparable, in any way, to Big Love. Sincerely, Amanda Boyle a777b898@ku.edu 314-401-2053

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Photos // UMKC Athletics

MEN’S BASKETBALL UMKC

52-43 | 95

ROCKHURST U

39-41 | 80

UMKC STAT LEADERS POINTS

FREE THROWS

WILLIAMS, JR.

Dan Moreno Senior Beat Writer

CHATMON

UMKC PLAYER

PTS

FG-FGA

REB

A

TO’S

Nelson Kirksey

16

6-16

4

2

2

Trinity Hall

8

2-4

6

3

3

Fred Chatmon

15

5-7

9

0

1

Martez Harrison

17

6-7

3

3

2

Frank Williams

21

6-12

9

0

1

Aaron Washington

2

1-4

4

3

2

John Burke

6

2-4

1

0

1

Chandler Levingston

1

0-0

0

0

0

Caleb Johnson

8

3-5

5

0

2

Isaac Kreuer

1

0-2

4

0

0

TOTAL

95

31-61

46

12

14

ROCKHURST U PLAYER

PTS

FG-FGA

REB

A

TO’S

Joshua Brannon

11

3-8

7

1

3

Liam Duffy

7

3-7

2

0

1

David Wingers

6

2-3

3

0

0

Brandon McCann

8

3-9

1

3

2

Nardie Bogues

7

2-2

2

2

2

Matt Hutchinson

0

0-1

0

0

0

B.J. Dunbar

4

0-7

1

1

1

Logan Souder

6

2-2

3

1

0

Michael Osepa

0

0-1

1

0

1

James Robinson

4

1-3

1

1

1

Scott McMeekin

0

0-1

1

0

0

Russell Burns

6

3-9

4

1

2

Cooper Beckett

6

2-3

4

0

1

Adam Fatkin

1

0-2

2

0

0

Kareem Amedu

4

1-3

0

0

0

10

2-2

1

0

0

Andrew Ellwanger

TOTAL

80

24-63

36

10

15

KEY STATS

403020-

Men’s WOMEN’S BASKETBALL basketball UMKC 47-48 | 95 opens ROCKHURST U 27-42 | 69 season with victory over UMKC STAT LEADERS Rockhurst University POINTS REBOUNDS

THE NUMBER OF FREE THROW ATTEMPTS UMKC TOOK THE NUMBER OF FOULS CALLED AGAINST THE ROOS

The men’s basketball team opened its season with a 9085 victory over the Rockhurst Hawks in front of 2,635 loud fans in the newly renovated Municipal Auditorium. The Hawks were a good challenge in the exhibition match as the Roos prepared for the regular season. UMKC earned the victory with 21 points from Kansas City native Frank Williams, Jr. The victory was not enough for Head Coach Kareem Richardson, who seemed concerned about the defense. “We did lots of good things and lots of bad things,” Richardson said. “We gave up 80 points and many easy baskets in our transition and half-court defense.” Even though Richardson considers defense to be one of the Kangaroos’ staples, the offense was strong with freshman Martez Harrison scoring 17 points, followed by senior Nelson Kirksey with 16 points. “Just like I told the guys, this is a process,” Richardson said. “We’re not going to have it all solved after our first exhibition game.” UMKC’s largest margin was 15 points when Kirksey shot a three-pointer to end the first half 53-39. During the second half the Roos had erratic defense at first, but Roos then focused on getting the ball inside and rebounding. Even though “Muni” was not even half full, the atmosphere was splendid. The UMKC dancing team and cheerleaders, accompanied by the UMKC band, made the arena feel like a true basketball home. “It was rockin’ in here. We could feel that music in the locker room during half time,” Richardson said. “We are really appreciative because we can really feel the vibe.” Next up, the Roos will open their regular season against Emporia State University this Friday at 3:05 p.m. at Municipal before heading to Omaha, Neb., to face Creighton. dmoreno@unews.com

Photo // Roze Brooks

THE LARGEST MARGIN THE ROOS LED BY FRIDAY

WHITE

UMKC PLAYER

PTS

FG-FGA

REB

A

TO’S

Kim Nezianya

16

7-14

7

2

0

Grace Mitchell

5

2-3

5

1

1

Kelsey Barnwell

7

3-7

5

6

1

Eilise O’Connor

5

5-0

5

0

3

Calli White

19

6-11

2

5

6

Audrey Thrasher

2

1-2

1

0

0

Justice Collins

12

6-8

6

2

5

Lexis Hardiek

3

1-4

0

1

0

Taylor Leathers

8

4-9

4

0

3

Lauren Dudding Taylor Strickland

1 7

0-4 3-4

1 3

1 0

0 0

Hailey Houser Jordan Evans TOTAL TOTAL

0 0 95

0-0 0-2 38-77 38-77

0 10 55 55

0 0 18 18

1 3 23 23

FG-FGA

REB

A

TO’S

ROCKHURST U PLAYER

PTS

Melanie Siscos

6

2-3

3

0

1

Becky Squiers

8

3-5

4

1

1

Lauren Meyers

14

5-14

1

2

2

Shavonne Brewer

7

2-6

2

2

2

Kendall Hart

8

3-11

4

1

1

Alexa Haas

2

1-5

0

1

4

Mary Dineen

13

5-10

3

2

1

Susan Hohenadel

4

0-2

2

0

0

Staci Thomas

3

1-2

0

0

1

Laura Wilson

2

0-4

4

0

2

Haleigh Cindrich

2

1-4

6

2

2

TOTAL

69

23-66

33

11

17

KEY STATS

17 432 -

THE NUMBER OF TURNOVERS FORCED BY THE ROOS THE NUMBER OF ROOS IN DOUBLE DIGITS THE LARGEST MARGIN THE ROOS LED BY SATURDAY

QUOTE OF THE GAME

QUOTE OF THE GAME

Marsha Freese, Coach

Kareem Richardson, Coach

“Our freshmen are a talented group,” Frese said. “We’ve just scratched the surface of what they are capable of doing. They want to be great for the seniors and that’s the highest level of respect they can give to leaders like Kim, Hailey and Eilise.”

“It was rockin’ in here. We could feel that music in the locker room,” Richardson joked. “It is a big time look and you can feel the vibe.”

Cross Country finishes strong at WAC championship

Dan Moreno on Saturday, with both teams placing third overall. Senior Beat Writer Once again, sophomore The men’s and women’s cross Courtney Frerichs put UMKC’s country teams traveled to Seattle, name on the map as she finished Wash., for the Western Athletic second in the women’s 5K race Conference Championship with a time of 17:35.70. Frerichs

EVANS

was named a first team All-WAC honoree. Freshman Sayra Villela and senior Meg Doss crossed the line 16th and 17th respectively, helping the Roos round out in the top half of the field.

On the men’s side, junior Taylor Wardall kept the late-season momentum going by crossing the finishing line eighth with a time of 25:50.90. Freshman Bryce Miller finished in the 12th position with a time of 26:01.80. Both Wardall

and Miller received second team all-league honors. dmoreno@unews.com


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Eilise O’Connor:

Health Journal:

Basketball equals passion Boosting the

Dan Moreno Senior Beat Writer

basketball was the sport for me. Alliance for Smiles a nonprofit oral As they say, the rest is history,” healthcare organization that takes O’Connor said. “I ended up in part in pro-bono work across the UMKC women’s basketball team’s Kansas City as a result of some very world.” successful guard, Eilise O’Connor, persistent recruiting. Honestly, When O’Connor is not practicing came to Kansas City three years ago I loved the Kansas City area on or studying, she enjoys resting and to make history on and off the court. my visit and the presence of some spending time with her closest Last Saturday, O’Connor helped distant relatives out here made it feel friends. the Roos win the first game of the like home.” “My favorite thing to do when I season 95-69 against Rockhurst Despite her long basketball have some free time is to hang out University, scoring 15 points and career, O’Connor does not plan to with friends,” O’Connor said. “I grabbing five rebounds. pursue professional basketball after value my relationships with friends Last week, O’Connor was named graduation. and family more than anything in the one of 30 finalists for the Senior “Although playing in the WNBA world. Because of this, I try to spend CLASS Award for excelling in both would be an honor, I don’t think as much time as possible with these academics and athletics. CLASS people I hold closest to my stands for Celebrating Loyalty heart.” and Achievement for Staying O’Connor and her in School. She entered her teammates face a new senior season with a 3.99 GPA challenge this season as the in health sciences and was also team debuts in the WAC. named to the First Team All“I’m so excited to face Summit League and D-IAAA this challenge head on with Scholar athlete last season. my amazing teammates. “Although I am honored We’re a completely different by the recognition for the team with a totally new successes I’ve had on and identity this season and off the court, personal I’m very confident in the acclamations aren’t the damage we’ll cause in the reasons I love playing the new conference,” O’Connor game of basketball at the said. “Our goal is winning collegiate level,” O’Connor the WAC tournament and said. “Team successes are anything shy of that will be a the most invigorating and letdown. We hold ourselves rewarding parts of the game.” to the highest standard and, O’Connor, who moved to because of this, the sky is the UMKC from San Francisco, limit for this team.” Calif., has fit perfectly in Head O’Connor mentioned that Coach Marsha Frese’s lineup. her only goal is to help the “Being away from home team in any way possible. and my family has definitely “My most important been a challenge,” O’Connor individual goal is leading said. “However, the girls I’ve this team to the best of my been blessed to play with ability and being someone throughout my career have Eilise O’Connor Photo // UMKC Athletics every one of my teammates become my family. Without can turn to for anything and them, it would impossible.” I could play basketball for a everything,” O’Connor said. “I can’t Entering her last season with the paycheck,” O’Connor said. “For me, promise points or records, and quite Roos, O’Connor feels honored and basketball has always been about the frankly, nor do I care to do so. I can happy to belong to UMKC. relationships with teammates and promise, however, that I will give all “The feeling of representing such a I don’t think the WNBA could ever of myself in every way possible. Fans close-knit athletic family and a rising top the friendships and experiences can expect to come see a team that university fills me with pride every I’ve had as a member of a collegiate is unified and committed totally and time I step on the court,” O’Connor team.” completely to having each others’ said. “I couldn’t imagine playing Instead, O’Connor plans on backs.” anywhere else. I’m humbled by the continuing her studies and has other Next up for O’Connor and the knowledge that UMKC will always goals in life. women’s basketball team is the be my home.” “God willing, my plan is to attend season opener this Saturday when Basketball became a part of dental school the fall immediately they head to Denton, Texas, to take O’Connor’s life at a very young age. following my graduation this spring,” on North Texas at 7:30 p.m. “I first started playing basketball O’Connor said. “My long term goal when I was four years old. From the is [to] open my own dental practice first game of my YMCA basketball and free clinic along with joining dmoreno@unews.com career in kindergarten, I knew

Health Recipe:

Grilled Veggie and White Bean and Roasted Garlic Hummus Wraps A dash of cayenne pepper Lindsay Adams 3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh Senior Beat Writer rosemary This refreshingly light lunch or For the wraps: dinner not only tastes delicious, but 1 red onion cut into 1/2-inch-thick also helps boost metabolism, making slices it easier to burn calories. 1 red bell pepper, seeded and Beans and chickpeas are high in quartered resistant starch and fiber. Because 1 (12-ounce) eggplant, cut into of the fiber and protein packed into 1/2-inch-thick slices chickpeas, the body’s system has 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided to use extra energy to break them 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf down, which undercuts calories parsley ingested in the meal. Foods that are 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt high in resistant starch can increase 4 (1.9-ounce) whole-grain the body’s calorie-burning power flatbreads by up to 24 percent, according to 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese research from the University of Colorado. Another ingredient that can boost metabolism is capsaicin, which is what creates the heat in peppers. The recipe serves four. Each serving contains 16.8 grams of protein and only 340 calories.

Ingredients:

For the hummus: 2 (15.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained 2 garlic cloves 1 (15-ounce) can rinsed and drained cannellini beans 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste) 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Illustration // Joey Hill

Preparation

Heat the oven to 350 F. For the hummus, first, remove the white papery skin from the whole garlic heads, making sure to not peel or separate the individual cloves, and wrap each head separately in foil. Bake the garlic at 350 F for 1 hour. After removing from oven, allow it

to cool for 10 minutes. Separate the cloves and squeeze to extract the garlic pulp. Then discard the skins. Place garlic pulp, cannellini beans and chickpeas in a food processor. Pulse 5 times or until chopped. Add water, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and both kinds of pepper to the processor. Pulse until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Stir in the rosemary. This yields about 5 cups of hummus. Measure out 1 cup of hummus and set aside. The rest of the hummus can be saved for another occasion. Heat a large grill pan over mediumhigh heat. Brush onion, bell pepper and eggplant with 1 tablespoon oil. Add onion and bell pepper to pan. Cook them for about 3 minutes on each side or until grill marks appear. Remove from pan. Add eggplant to pan. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until grill marks appear. Remove from pan. Coarsely chop the grilled vegetables and combine them with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, parsley and salt. Toss the ingredients to combine. Spread 1/4 cup hummus over each piece of flatbread, leaving a 1/2inch border around edges. Divide vegetables evenly between the flatbread and then top each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese. Roll up the wraps, cut diagonally in half and enjoy! ladams@unews.com

metabolism

Lindsay Adams Senior Beat Writer

the metabolism. Once the extra muscles are there, they can burn up to 50 additional calories each just to maintain themselves. Drinking right is an easy and important key to the metabolism. Starting the morning with coffee can also speed up metabolism, because it stimulates the central nervous system. The caffeine in coffee quickly affects the metabolism and heart rate, peaking at three hours or so after drinking a cup. Coffee is a good way to get caffeine, as it has few calories. Green tea is also great to drink. It is stuffed with antioxidant benefits, but it also helps keep metabolism moving. Like coffee it has no calories, so drink away. Water is another easy calorie-free drink to aid the digestion and burn calories. It also helps to stave off dehydration. Even the slightest dehydration can have a negative impact on metabolism. Drink it often and stay healthy. Another important factor to aid metabolism is getting enough sleep. The less sleep someone gets, the slower their metabolism, and fewer calories are burned. The body burns calories even when resting just to have the energy for the basic body function. Lack of sleep slows down the body’s ability to burn calories while at rest, which is when the majority of calories are burned. There is also another incredibly simple way to use energy and start the metabolism going. While this may be surprising, laughter uses energy and works the metabolism. With only 10 minutes of laughter per day, one can get some form of results.

Metabolism is one of the most important things to understand in the body when trying to get into better shape or just staying healthy. Metabolism is what converts all the calories people eat and drink into energy, breaking down proteins, carbohydrates and fats. There are a lot of factors that can affect the metabolism rate, from gender to age to body type. Some people can eat just about anything and still be perceivably skinny, while others have to make sure they continuously exercise. It can be frustrating sometimes and easy to blame genes if losing weight is difficult, but don’t throw in the towel just because of slow metabolism. There are still choices that can be made to help speed up metabolism, whatever its predisposed speed. The faster the metabolism, the more calories it burns. The body doesn’t burn fat unless it needs more energy, so making the body need more energy is what can boost metabolism. An obvious way to make the body need more energy is to exercise. Luckily the metabolism boost isn’t only during exercise. In fact, faster metabolism continues for an hour or two after intense exercise. This effect can last up to 24 hours. Highintensity interval training is one of the best methods of exercising to get the metabolism going. Cardio workouts help too: 45 minutes on a bike can kick the metabolic rate into gear for over 12 hours. Weightlifting is also a good option. Building muscle can also do wonders to speed up

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Rough weekend for Men’s soccer Photo // Matt Cook

Dan Moreno Senior Beat Writer

The UMKC men’s soccer team lost both home conference games this weekend, extending the team’s losing streak to four consecutive games. Last Friday, the Roos lost 3-1 to San Jose State, despite junior forward Jordan Rideout scoring his seventh goal of the season. At the end of the first half, UMKC was down 1-0 after an early goal by San Jose State’s Rory Knibbs. Two minutes into the second half, Knibbs scored another goal, leaving the Roos trailing 2-0. Rideout’s goal late in the game brought hope to the Roos, but the Spartans scored again in the 82nd minute, ending the game 3-1. On Sunday, the Roos lost on Senior Day to the Seattle University Redhawks. The Roos had a 3-1 lead at the end of the first half, but the Redhawks came back stronger in the second half to steal the victory with a final score of 4-3.

UMKC’s first opportunity to score was from a penalty kick in the sixth minute, but team captain Guerrero Pino was unsuccessful. The Redhawks’ Ian Ike-Hines scored in the 21st minute. Three minutes later, Alioune Gueye, senior midfielder for the Roos, scored to tie the game. UMKC’s sophomore forward Broc Cramer scored his first goal of the season after a cross from Gueye in the 31st minute. In the 36th minute, junior forward Tato Chiaparro tallied his fifth goal of the season with a one-touch shot, increasing the Roos’ lead 3-1. Seattle University came back in the second half and scored three goals, ending the game 4-3. The Roos will head to Houston, Texas, on Saturday to face Houston Baptist University in the team’s last regular season match. dmoreno@unews.com


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Of Body and Sound: UMKC Conservatory breaks new ground with fall dance concert Joey Hill

Senior Beat Writer

The Conservatory premiered its Fall Dance Concert on Nov. 1, which featured choreography by Cuban Edgar Anido and music performed by the Conservatory Wind Symphony. The first performance, “On the Edge,” was choreographed by Paula Weber and focused on form and balance. Relying on more formal ballet moves, Weber created a fantastical scene of dancers who appeared to float along the stage. The costumes were minimal – the female dancers wore short teal dresses, and the men wore black shirts and pants. The music was a regal sounding brass composition with woodwind accompaniment. The design choice conveyed a sense of extreme presentation, as if it were a performance for royalty. Every move was precise and graceful. The ballerinas appeared to move in synchronization, but they slowly broke apart from the group dance one by one. It may have appeared to be a mistake on the dancers’ part, but when they spread out and placed themselves along the stage the formation of each dancer created the full effect. The second performance was “A Hint of Mischief,” choreographed by DeeAnna Hiett. Presenting itself in stark contrast to Weber’s regal, graceful celebration of form, Hiett created a more physical and

passionate dance. The lighting was dramatic with direct lighting from the ceiling and sharp, bright red and green lights from the wings. The music composed by James Mobberley also contrasted from the first performance, using cello, xylophone, marimba and piano. This ensemble provided a distinctly quieter sound, but it accompanied the movement of the dancers perfectly. Incorporating the sounds of the dancers’ feet landing on the stage and their thighs sliding along the wooden surface created a sense of deep connection between the music and the performers themselves. It almost conveyed that the body is an instrument audibly as well as physically. This accentuated the passionate choreography by Hiett. The dancers bent and embraced, leaped through the air and rolled on floors to the soundtrack of plucking strings and the hard-packed thuds of flesh on wood. It was with the third performance, “Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur” where suddenly something completely different and new began to emerge. Choreographed by Gary Abbott, “Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur” was the first great experimental performance of the night. Beginning with a stark and relatively empty stage save for a grouping of chairs, the dancers were simply dressed in black tights and black blazers. Regardless of

how restricting the upper garments may have seemed, what Abbott created was a harsh, powerful and loud performance. The piece was extremely physical, with dancers moving around each other on the stage hunched over and emulating a sort of animalistic energy. The music, “Cheating, Lying, Stealing,” was composed by David Lang and seemed more a collection of noises than a composed song. With the wild, extreme dancing it was a stroke of genius, as it somehow personified the thought patterns of the dancers themselves. One of the most interesting elements was the use of chairs. Halfway through the performers broke into groups of men and women and performed various group dances with shifting, vibrant lighting. Each group would perform while the other would sit in the chairs, hunched over with their hands together, appearing to chew as they looked on. This element solidified the idea that the performers themselves were becoming both their own audience as well as entertainment. After the intermission, the forth performance, Ronald Tice’s “Interventions” encompassed a more traditional style of ballet. Presented in five acts, the dances gradually increased in intensity first beginning with a very calming, fully synchronized, all-female dance choreographed to selections from

Bach’s “Music for Two.” As the acts increased in ferocity of movement, so did the music, using mainly cello and classical guitar. All of these elements created a dreamy and beautiful performance. The next performance was a youthful, gorgeous display of movement, featuring an all female ensemble and expert use of wardrobe. Mary Pat Henry created in “Counterpoint Continuum” an exuberant portrait of fall. The movement of the dancers, while very traditional, was extremely refined. Dancers moved across the stage and around each other as if motorized. The music by Steve Reich was solely performed by flutes which provided a feeling of serenity and excitement. At the end the initially normal stage lighting was replaced with a warmer glow of orange light as the dancers brought small candles and arranged them along the borders of the stage. This warmth connected to the second-to-last performance, “The Sound Below” by guest artist Edgar Anido. In almost exact opposition to “Tricheur, Menteur, Voleur,” Anido’s dancers reach for each other, their clear desire almost resonating beyond the stage. Musically, the performance was odd, beginning without real music. It simply started with white noise playing through the speakers and the dancers standing still like statues. Gradually after a minute the drone was replaced with

Illustration // Joey Hill

a clear piano beat and the dancers began to move with greater intensity. The final dance, “Conversations,” opened with an incredible and edgy sight: a small ensemble of flute, horn and oboe players sitting with music stands and Davis conducting them as dancers clad in bright, vibrant colors stood around them. The sound was remarkably subtle and calm with the dancers flowing around the band. Some of the most entertaining moments were those shared between Davis and a dancer. At certain moments she would distract him or take his baton and begin conducting the dancers. Conducive to the title, Sabrina Madison-Cannon’s “Conversations” was a genius exchange between the musicians and the performers. The performance brought them together and, in the end, made them equal when the dancers removed the chairs and music stands and continued to dance as the musicians stood, blending in instantly. The UMKC Conservatory’s Fall Dance Concert was a triumph. Bringing together an enormous spectrum of feeling and expression, the students and faculty reached new heights of beauty and artistic refinement. jhill@unews.com


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Campus Fashions: Fellow students with style Morayo Bakare Contributing Writer

Yasmin Chantit

What’s your name and how old are you? Yasmin Chantit and I’m 21 years old. What’s your major? Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior? I’m a senior and I’m studying broadcast journalism. What are you wearing and where did it come from? I don’t remember where my scarf is from but my belt may be from Claire’s. I got my shoes from Sperry’s. What or who’s your style inspiration? Just Coco Chanel in general. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Shopping in the plaza. I especially like the store BCBG.

Photos // Morayo Bakare

Moanna Sappa

Chelsea Leaver

What’s your name and how old are you? Moanna Sappa and I’m 18. What’s your major? Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior? I’m a freshman. I’m currently studying Biology. It’s not what I expected it to be but I’m sticking with it. I want to doublemajor in math. What are you wearing and where did it come from? The shrug is from American Eagle. The dress is from Forever 21. My tights and boots aren’t from any special places. What or who’s your style inspiration? I don’t really have one. I wear anything that catches my eye, but I do like vintage. Sometimes I have my days when I look like a skater, or I’ll have preppy days. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I usually just hang out in the dorms and my friends and I just hang in a room. I like to do their hair and makeup just because I can. I’m going to do that for them on Halloween. Have you considered working as a make-up artist as a parttime job? Yeah! I have thought about doing it on the side. I don’t know though.

What’s your name? Chelsea Leaver. What’s your major? Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior? I’m a freshman. I’m majoring in theater performance. What are you wearing and where did it come from? I just threw these on. I threw on tights because I like tights and I know I’ll get cold later. My necklace is from Oak Park Mall in Overland Park and my tights are from Macy’s. I bought the overall jumper from Forever 21. Tell me more about your style. I like to keep my hair short because it is more manageable. I really can’t do hair, so I like it short. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Well, I do freelance modeling on the side. That’s another reason why I like my haircut. It opens up my face for the camera.  mbakare@unews.com

Surviving the chopping block: Two new shows on television deserve a second season Lindsay Adams Senior Beat Writer

ridicule and toss aside as a definite clunker. However it has proven to be consistently entertaining with a good cast and storyline. Catch up on the episodes and enjoy the history references and fun supernatural spin. The show tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a man from the American revolutionary era who has woken up in the modern-day era, bringing the Headless Horseman with him. It is by no means deep entertainment, but Photo // IMDB it is extremely diverting and doesn’t try to take itself too seriously. It deals with the more serious plot and turns “Sleepy Hollow” is here to with a refreshingly light hand. The simple fact that the show has been stay keeping questions of romance pretty New shows are foisted upon minimal between the two leads is television watchers every fall and enough reason to give it a round of most will fail miserably. Many applause. Its fish-out-of-water premise could viewers have given up even trying new shows for fear of another easily grow tiring. This is not the case heartbreak like “Freaks and Geeks” with “Sleepy Hollow,” mostly due to or “Firefly.” “Sleepy Hollow” is a the fantastic performance of Tom new show that has already been Mison. Crane‘s interactions with renewed for a second season. The modern things like Scotch tape are show has a concept that was easy to absolutely hilarious and feel realistic

rather than contrived. He isn’t portrayed as stupid, just completely out of his depth. Nicole Beharie is great as the modern-day cop who is tough but human and has a very personal reason for trusting Crane’s crazy claims. What could be more entertaining than the Headless Horseman using a machine gun to fire at policemen before riding away on his black stallion?

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”: the little cop show that could “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” while not renewed, has a full season lined up and has been given an ideal airing placement behind “New Girl” after the Super Bowl. It would seem that Fox will stand behind the little comedy with hopes that it will build an audience. This is good because “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” really

deserves a second season. This is a show about a precinct of Brooklyn cops that mixes its quirky ensemble with elements of the workplace comedy and the buddy cop story quite successfully. Andy Samberg as Detective Jake Peralta is hilarious but the rest of the cast is equally great , with Andre Braugher as the new, solemn Captain and Melissa Fumero as the overachieving tough gal Detective Santiago. Even if not a fan of Samberg’s particular schtick, the show is not a star vehicle. It is so successful because Peralta is the butt of the joke as often as he is the one telling it. The competitive streak between all the detectives, especially Peralta and Captain Holt, gives the episodes many of their plots and creates great interactions in the cast. Often ridiculous scenarios are often balanced by the believable chemistry of the cast and wellwritten characters. It incorporates clever slapstick and visual gags with

Photo // IMDB snarky jokes and genre parodying. Start watching this show and keep the laughs coming. ladams@unews.com


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‘R.I.P.D.’ great for nap time Chloe’ Robbins

Copy Editor

There’s a new movie for the popular game “Six Degrees to Kevin Bacon,” and it has some really great actors for the game. At least, that’s the best part of “R.I.P.D.,” which was released to DVD last week. The movie is about police detective Nick (Ryan Reynolds), who is killed by his partner, Bobby (Kevin Bacon) and given a chance to bypass judgment by working for the Rest in Peace Department. His partner is Roy (Jeff Bridges), who died in the 1800s Old West and is reluctant to welcome any partner. In order to not be recognized by people in their former lives, the two inhabit the bodies of a model (Marisa Miller) and an old Chinese man (James Hong). The two start finding connections that lead a big conspiracy to bring the dead back to Earth, and the mastermind behind it is, of course, Bobby. A big, crazy fight ensues, and good wins over evil. The plot is entirely predictable. Audiences can leave the room to make popcorn and not be lost when they return. The film awkwardly straddles the line between comedy and thriller. This is unlike director

Robert Schwentke’s previous film, “Red,” which was hugely successful in balancing these two aspects despite changing much of the source comic’s storyline. The monster designs were fairly imaginative aside from the monsters that were simply larger, obscenely muscular versions of people. The monsters in the comic, however, are much more diverse and interesting, more like creatures than bigger humans, so it’s a mystery why Schwentke chose to ignore them. Audience members could have forgiven awkwardly moving computer-generated imagery creature monsters more easily than these weird, misshapen humans. Even Bobby’s version of a monster was CGI, by the way he was moving, but could have been achieved with simple makeup effects. Kids these days. Bridges plays an Agent K to Reynolds’ Agent J. Both films have the new recruit who is discovering this whole new quirky world – the audience’s explanation for everything – and the cranky old veteran who only works alone, but gradually warms up and accepts the kid.

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Photo // IMDB “R.I.P.D.” is missing all the heart that “Men in Black” possessed, however. It tried. It really did, but it just fell short because of its onedimensional characters. Audiences can’t feel anything for these characters other than a passing concern during some fights. That being said, Bridges easily brings the best acting to “R.I.P.D.” Maybe it’s the soft spot in people’s hearts for The Dude, or maybe it’s the mustache, but he is the most enjoyable person to watch throughout the film. It’s fun watching him try to embody the Wild West in the most stereotypical way possible. People can’t even be mad about the lack of depth because he’s simply fun. This is Peter Lenkov’s first comic, but he’s been working in Hollywood for roughly 20 years as a producer and writer. He’s written some amazing things like “Demolition Man” and some even more amazing things like “Son in Law.” So he’s a bit hit-ormiss, but he knows how to get a cult following in a film. Only avid readers can tell what the movie would have been had Schwentke followed his vision precisely. crobbins@unews.com

No thank you, Counselor

Lindsay Nelson Broadcast Assistant

characters never argue. They don’t have anything to gain from one other. Nothing is ever addressed. Ridley Scott’s newest film “The The ambiguity cannot even be Counselor” hit theaters Oct. 25. The written off as a case of bad acting. all-star cast promised great things The acting was the most decent in the trailers, but the promise was aspect of the film. Fassbender, Pitt, broken shortly after the opening Bardem, Cruz and Diaz all did fine credits. work. Counselor (Michael Fassbender) The acting struggles to gain full marries his beautiful girlfriend Laura appreciation because viewers do not (Penelope Cruz) and embarks on have a clear idea of what to react to. a new business venture. Counselor There is a scene in which is associated with two men in the Counselor and Westray are having endeavor, Reiner (Javier Bardem) a discussion and by the end of the and Westray (Brad Pitt). Reiner conversation Counselor is crying. and Westray repeatedly remind Fassbender appeared to be giving Counselor that the business can a stunning performance, but its lead to immoral paths with no context remains a mystery. turnaround, but Counselor jumps The script left a lot to be desired— on board. Reiner’s wife Malkina exposition, arcs of the characters and (Cameron Diaz) manipulates them identifiable plot points—but Scott all to their ultimate demises. could have made clearer decisions in From the moment the movie his directing process. If he wanted to starts, the audience feels left green-light such a vague production, behind. Viewers are dropped into he should have found more precise the characters’ situations, but ways to help his actors tell the story. are supplied with no exposition Cruz is on screen for a whatsoever. Nor does the audience grand total of 15 minutes. Bardem ever gain any sort of background has weird hair. Diaz was subpar of information about anything relevant antagonist standards. Fassbender to the plot. Viewers become well delivered a valiant effort. Brad Pitt informed about each character’s sex was the easiest to comprehend. life, but imperceptive of the intended Viewers may actually need a storyline. counselor to talk them through the There is no conflict between the quandary they may experience when characters. Each character deals leaving the theater. with some sort of external conflict, but no problems directly relate lnelson@unews.com to one another. The four main


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Five Finger Website Reviews: Rap Radar hit and miss Erin Melrose Broadcast Assistant

Founded by a team of credible hip-hop junkies, Rap Radar gives an inside look at the artist, the beat and the scene. Elliot ‘YN’ Wilson, former Editor-in-Chief at XXL Magazine, spotlights rappers in raw online interviews, which allow for authenticity. Recently, Drake was featured on the Radar after contacting Wilson about setting up an interview and saying, “Sometimes there are things that you have to say, and Photo // rapradar.com a lot of the times when I get interviewed, I don’t get to say those things.” Though the site prides itself on Drake gets candid about his new album ‘Nothing Was giving voice to the artist, chart singles are constantly The Same.’ updated and reviewed, while also giving a first look at upcoming projects. http://rapradar.com

The Blonde Salad Italian blogger Chiara Ferragni began this fashion diary in 2009 as a personal testament to style, but after four years of chasing trends, New York Magazine now recognizes her as “one of the biggest breakout street-style stars of the year.” The blonde powerhouse doubles as a law student while she ventures across the world, documenting her experiences in style, beauty and food. Ferragni guides her readers on what to wear, and also features quirky editorials explaining how to wear it best. Vicariously relive Paris and New York Fashion Weeks through Ferragni as she gives viewers an inside look at upcoming designer trends from Narcisco Rodriguez and Michael Kors.

Cover Illustration // Greg Capullo Lindsay Nelson Broadcast Assistant

Death Punch sound. Moody can be considered one of the best screamers in the metal genre today, but the The heavy metal band Five Finger contrast of his voice separates Death Death Punch recently released the Punch from run-of-the-mill hard first volume of its fourth studio rock bands. album, entitled “The Wrong Side The six tracks that follow “Wrong of Heaven and the Righteous Side Side of Heaven” are a disappointment. of Hell.” The second volume will be Each song sounds like the band was released later this month, but does riffing in the garage or ranting in the not have many expectations to live recording studio. They consist of up to. Five Finger Death Punch could heavy, repetitive guitar phrases and have composed far better music than Moody shouting aimless lyrics. the 14 tracks of volume one. One track is entitled “Burn MF” The first single from the album and another “I.M.Sin.” Death Punch is the song “Lift Me Up.” Listeners has established itself as too strong may recognize this song even if of a musical group to produce such they have not heard it because it nonsensical content for the majority sounds reminiscent of “Under and of its album. Over It” from the band’s last album, The final track, “Diary of a “American Capitalist.” The rhythm Deadman,” takes listeners back behind the lyrics is different, but the to the sound of the band’s second intro and music of the two songs are album. Moody somberly serenades the same overall. Even the choruses listeners for the duration of the song. are practically indistinguishable. The “I still feel so much hate inside of me, lyrics are the only aspects to clearly seems like you were just waiting for discern the two. “Lift me up above / me to fail. I’m sorry I can’t forgive the flames and the ashes / lift me up you, do you blame me?” Every song and help me to fly away,” versus “I’ll on the album needs this intensity. take my sanity, you take the fame. The second volume will be I’m under and over it all.” released on Nov. 19. Perhaps Five One noteworthy track on the Finger Death Punch is saving the album is “Wrong Side of Heaven.” best for last. This album is clearly the It is reminiscent of “Remember wrong side. Hopefully the right side Everything,” but not in an annoying, is yet to come. identical sense like the album’s first track. Songs with lead singer Ivan Moody singing in his natural, lnelson@unews.com gruff bass tone produce the best

Photo //theblondesalad.com Italian blogger Chiara Ferragni embraces a head-to-toe black look.

http://www.theblondesalad.com

Beautiful Decay Amir Fallah started this website to showcase his own artistic work, and also the work of his friends. The concept aims to illuminate the impromptu artist, whether the medium is graffiti, photography or sculpture. In doing so, the curated selection of work is substantial, and embraces the idea behind “beauty in decay.” The team behind Beautiful Decay also talks one-on-one to the creators, who share insight behind their work, which creates common ground for creativity and innovation.

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Beautiful Decay takes its own spin on New York City life.

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Check out 10 killer ab workouts on Ask Men.

This online men’s magazine covers everything from grooming to style to finance. Many feature stories break down male-related subjects, but one of the more entertaining aspects is the Top 10 section. Starting with the dos and don’ts of sex and dating, men can also browse through fashion advice and killer workout techniques. Broken down by category, each article contributes to the goal of “making you a better man,” and can be bookmarked and saved upon joining the site as a member. http://www.askmen.com

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Choose from a list of ingredients and find a dinner recipe.

In true collegiate fashion, supercook.com caters to students on the go. With a list of ingredients, visitors choose what they already have in the pantry, and a variety of quick and easy recipes are generated based on the selection. Taking a less daunting approach to whipping up dinner, the website provides a convenient spin on homemade meals, minus a trip to the grocery store. SuperCook caters to vegetarian diets and food allergies such as gluten or nuts. Once recipes have been used, members can easily save and access them again in the future. http://www.supercook.com

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