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Panhellenic Council and the women of the Greek community prepare for Sorority Recruitment week.

The Review’s reviewer, David Wiens, gives his perspective on an “epic” new film.

The football team is up and running with experienced players back on the field to bolster defense.

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Regina Marie Budden WASHBURN REVIEW As everyone welcomes the new (and returning) students and staff to campus, the air will be abuzz with some fairly common advice. Go to class. Get sleep. Don’t drink too much. Get involved. Go to the Rec, don’t just sit at home. All fantastic advice, but it’s stuff that I’ve been hearing since before I started college. So I’m going to attempt to give some less-than-usual advice in order to spice up the usual run: 1. Save plastic bags—For

those who will be moving between their parents’ home and their dorm or new apartment, the plastic Walmart bags can be great to use either to carry things or (my favorite use) in lieu of packing peanuts. They are available in large quantities, and are recyclable, whereas styrofoam peanuts are not. 2. Don’t sweat the small classes—Some general education classes are not that important. I mean, yes, it will look terrible on your transcript if you have a 2.0, but taking a class pass/fail every semester or so can make a huge difference. Use the time you would have spent on that class to study for your others. Keep in mind this only works if you can PASS your pass/fail class... 3. Thouroughly understand graduation requirements of your major—Many majors require an internship, senior portfolio, thesis, grand performance or something like that. Don’t let these sneak up on you. If you know that you have a senior portfolio in your future, keep that in mind during your classes. Hopefully, by senior year, you will have

kept your eye on projects you were particularly proud of so when your professors demand your work, you have it handy. 4. Double-check what your advisor says—I have a pretty decent advisor. That being said, not everyone is so lucky. And even good advisors don’t always get it right, so when yours says you don’t really need that Spanish class, it’s OK to check the catalogue or run the idea by the Registrar’s office. 5. Get to know your neighbors—It can mean neighbors in class, in dorm life, in your actual neighborhood, or your apartment. You never know who will be good homework help, who likes to go on fast food runs at 1 a.m., or who you should just plain avoid, but since you see them on a regular basis, just finding that kind of stuff out can be incredibly beneficial. Regina Budden is a senior mass media major and the new editor-in-cheif of the Washburn Review print edition. She can be reached at regina.budden@

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Students of Washburn, Hello everyone and welcome back!! I hope you have had a relaxing summer and are looking forward to a great year back at Washburn. I was sitting with Lucas in my office the other day talking about this upcoming year and discussing what really makes Washburn as great as it is. The thing we both came up with was… the people! Washburn has an incredible group of students. So many people I’ve visited with have talked about how friendly our campus is when they come on their visits or former alumni speak of how they met people at Washburn that they have been friends with for the rest of their life. Oftentimes, the people make the experience. It’s not always what you’re doing, it’s who you’re with. When I first arrived at Washburn three years ago, I knew two people and had no idea what I was getting into. But I am now so thankful for all the relationships I have built at Washburn and the friendships that I believe really will last a lifetime. So I challenge you to go out and meet someone new today. Make a friendship that could last for the rest of your life. Get involved on campus. Make the most of your time here and make the most of YOUR Washburn Experience. Please come talk to Lucas or I about what YOU would like to see at Washburn this school year- we are excited to serve you! GO BODS!! Caley Onek WSGA President

Richard Kelly WASHBURN REVIEW Freshmen may just be stepping their foot in the Washburn door, but that doesn’t mean they can’t immediately make an impact on student life. Washburn Student Government Association, made up of 32 senate members and numerous executive staff, allocates the funding for student organizations, events and also plays a role in making decisions that affect campus life. They also are involved with getting word across campus about events. Freshmen elections insure at least five incoming students can be a part of the organization. At least 50 signatures are required

and benefit. “The skills you get for student government are going to carry over no matter what you do,” for each student running for sen- said Mullin. “You’ll be dealing ate and campaigning and plaster- with budgets. No matter what ing posters around campus fre- you do, if you have a professional job in life, quently occurs. you’ll deal with Lucas Mullin, “ money and what Vice President of The skills you you need to apWSGA, is goget for student prove. You’ll deal ing into his fourth with your senate year with student government are members, execugovernment. He going to carry tive staff and your is the final senator supervisors. from his freshman over no matter “There are all year still in the orwhat you do these levels. This ganization. Although he - Lucas Mullin carries over to everything, eswas involved Vice President, WSGA sentially. You in student government in high ” know, we’re here school, as well, he knows experi- at Washburn, but it really is pracence does not ring true with all tice for the real world.” It’s not a requirement that WSGA members. But the knowledge he’s picked up is why part the students are involved in a of why he thinks anyone can join political major. While Mullin is

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Returning to Duty: Lucas Mullin is back to work for his fourth year of WSGA. With new students on their way to campus, he hopes they think about trying student senate, even if they weren’t involved with it in high school. a Public Administration major, Dlany Conny, who’s going into his third year with WSGA, is a Security Administration major in the Criminal Justice department and is the public relations director for WSGA. Outside of the knowledge that he’s picked up and decisions he’s been able to make, Conny also considers the social aspect to be positive, as he’s met many great friends through the organization. Conny said there are advantages to running for senate, even if in the beginning, it ends in a loss. “Even if you don’t win at first, outside of the have five seats reserved just for freshmen, we generally have open senate seats available as well,” said Conny. “You don’t actually have to go out and run for those, but it’s more of an application process. You can get on that way, but mainly, just be open minded about it all.

“Even if you did it for a semester, it would still be extremely beneficial. You interact with so many different people and seeing and working with all the different issues around campus is really cool.” Getting signatures for a senate position can start as early as Welcome Week for new students and voting will take place in early September. Mullin suggested doing signatures whenever possible. His freshman year, he was able to gather 50 signatures during the Casino Night event, which will this year take place Saturday at 7 p.m. For more news on WSGA, check out the Student Government tab at Richard Kelly is a junior mass media/social work major. He can be reached at richard.kelly


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while the Washburn University Board of Regents has undergone a change in membership and leadership. In leadership, the Board of Regents has a new chairwoman in the form of the Honorable Crystal Marquardt. Marquardt is a judge currently serving on the Kansas Court of Appeals and is an alumna of Washburn University School of Law graduating with honors in 1974. Blanche C. Parks who is currently a member of Board of Regents is also ascending to a new position of leadership as vice chairwoman of the Board of Regents. Parks, a current employee of the State Department on Aging, is an alumna of Washburn as well, having received both a bachelor’s degree in education in 1971 and a master’s degree in education in 1976. Marquardt and Parks will serve as board officers for one year. At the same time that Marquardt and Parks are ascending to positions of leadership, Gov. Mark Parkinson has appointed two new members to the Board of Regents. Jim Klausman and David Moses both earned their bachelor’s degrees from Washburn University with Moses going on to receive his law degree from Washburn as well. Regina Budden is a senior mass media major. She can be reached at regina.budden@

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Sororities step up for sisterhood Rob Burkett WASHBURN REVIEW

Summer gives way to many annual traditions at Washburn and the Greek women will soon display one of the marquee events. Rush, the process of sorority recruitment, has long been considered a tradition at Washburn that helps new students acquaint themselves with the campus and also make new friends. “It’s been shown in studies that students that participate in extracurricular activities like sororities end up enjoying their time in college more and are more productive academically,” said Marsha Carrasco-Cooper, director of Student Activities and Greek life. The lead up to rush week will feature different social events. The events such as orientation meetings as well as campus tours that highlight the different Greek homes will start Sunday August 22 and will be open to all interested Washburn students. The week’s events will come to a crescendo in the form of a barbeque event that will be held August 26, 6 p.m. at the Alpha Delta house where students will be invited to join in


the festivities. much effort as many students were The different chapters will naturally drawn to the idea of livhave non-partisan Greek officials ing on campus and being part of available to an organization answer quesright out of the “ tions of intergate. With the We will be all ested students addition of the who are curious Living Learning over campus at about the tradiCenter increasthe beginning of tions of Greek ing on-campus life. and the the semester ready housing “We just wealth of other to...lend a hand to want to put toorganizations gether an event across campus those that aren’t where all stuthat are active, sure what they dents can come Panhellenic that want to Council chose want out of the and enjoy some to take a more fun in the sun proactive role Greek experience. as we all get entering this to know each year. - Jaylyn Beaty other and help “ We ’ v e to answer any President, Panhellenic Council been much questions that more assertive ” in making sure anyone might have about what we grow our ‘being Greek’ organizations,” is,” said Jaylyn Beaty, president of said Beaty. “We’ve been calling Panhellenic Council. girls to help get them interested Panhellenic Council, an or- and also make sure they are aware ganization comprising representa- of our different events we are hosttives of the different sorority chap- ing this year like our tours and we ter houses, has taken this year as an will also be helping with move in opportunity to step up their efforts day at the dorms as well.” in recruiting. These efforts comIn prior years, bined with their goal of Greek recruitment recruiting up to 120 new didn’t reyoung women for quire as their chapters means that a lot of hard work is still


ahead for the women of the Greek community. “We will be all over campus at the beginning of the semester ready to answer questions and lend a hand to those that aren’t sure what they want out of the Greek experience,” said Beaty. All of these different efforts and events will culminate in the form of rush week which will have a theme of “Adding Flair to Your Life, Go Greek!” this year. Different events during the week will highlight pillars of the Greek community such as the active philanthropic efforts that go on throughout the year with the different chapters. The Panhellenic Council believes that between their planning and their use of other venues like advertising that it will yield great things for the Greek community future. “We are really looking forward to everything we have planned to help grow our chapters for a positive future,” said Beaty.





Rob Burkett is a senior mass media major. Reach him at robert.burkett@

Farmers’ Market allows relief from chains make up the Saturday attraction, turning what used to be a simple vegetable market into a grandiose affair including: soft goods, jewelry, soaps and even coffee. Elaine Krug, a soft goods vendor, makes purses, totes and small pouches out of old denim jeans. She likes the market because it gives “access to people I wouldn’t normally have access too.” Her bags are intricate in design and each one is handmade, so no two are alike. Fashionable, practical, and affordable items can be hard to find, but not at the Topeka Farmer’s Market. Even hygienic products

Matt Wilper WASHBURN REVIEW This week ThreeGuysandAMic provides the YouTube Pick of the Week. These boys, who have way too much time on their hands, are from Kansas. In fact, Kansas is what the video is about. The guys took Jay-Z’s hit song “Empire State of Mind” and redid the lyrics to make it about Kansas. Really the best part of the song comes in the second verse. They give shout outs to KU and Royals pitcher Zack Greinke, while dogging on the Chiefs. If you are a K-State fan I am sorry to say you will not hear them in the song. The three guys said they only, “shit blue”. I am guessing that the reason they made this video is because they were so bored. The state is to blame, if we had something fun to do this and bestiality would never happen. We do have to give the Three Guys some credit. The guys were talented enough to make the lyrics to this song. It’s just a shame they are wasting their gifts in Kansas. If you like this one you should check out their other video. They use Katy Perry’s “California Gurls.” Till next week, stay classy and welcome to Washburn. Matt Wilper is a junior sociology major. Reach him at matthew.wilper@

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Fresh produce: Produce from local farmers attracts shoppers at the Topeka Farmers’ Market. Fresh foods like this are a staple every week from late spring to early fall in local markets.

Elise Barnett WASHBURN REVIEW Every Saturday, beginning in April and lasting all the way into November, local farmers, craftsmen and artists gather in a spacious parking lot in down town Topeka. They do so for many reasons. Namely to sell their goods, but also to meet new people, hear

about news around town and catch up with old friends. The Topeka Farmers’ Market has been in existence since the 1930’s when farmers would gather to sell fresh crops. Over the decades, as national industry has begun to dominate local business, the Topeka Farmer’s Market has stayed local, homegrown and organic. This year a total of 81 vendors

can be found at the market. Isaac and Rebecca Cason of Cason Naturals come to the market vending soaps and bath salts. “They’re all organic, vegan, and biodegradable,” said Isaac, a student at the Washburn Technical Institute. “It’s not just about being clean, it’s also about health.” A bar of their all-natural soap costs five dollars, perfect for the Earth conscious student with a tight budget. Molly Hall has a children’s boutique in her tent at the market, selling custom made clothing and accessories. Apart from vending she enjoys the atmosphere of the market. “I like to support local business. So I like that people come down here and support me,” said Hall. “It’s a nice atmosphere. It’s different than going to the store and buyPhoto by Elise Barnett, Washburn Review ing your proHandmade goods: Handmade goods, like the bags above, duce.” Produce allow shoppers to find unique items not found anywhere else. is definitely This brings in shoppers not needing food items.

still going strong at the market. Each week brings a different assortment of crops as new harvests ripen. About a tenth of the vendors this year sell produce and even a few vendors whose primary good may be something else, also bring fruits and vegetables from their home gardens. Elaine Krug had two small tables of vegetables and houseplants stationed in front of her tent of purses and totes. A notable produce vendor, Rees Fruit Farm brings vegetables such as squash, green beans and zucchini, along with their fruit and famous apple cider. Along with being the oldest orchard in the state, founded in 1900, they also love people. Instead of free advertising or for the purpose of selling more products, Cathy Blaceter said “people, getting to see people” is why Rees comes to the market. So the next time you’re up early on a Saturday morning in the spring, summer or fall, direct yourself to the corner of Huntoon and Harrison to support local business or maybe just to see what all the Topeka Farmer’s Market has to offer. Elise Barnett is a sophomore English/ anthropology major. Reach her at

Giovanni’s has NYC style pizza, night owl friendly hours Local pizza place has true ties to New York City and is working to entice students with their hours and a possible future student discount. Ben Fitch WASHBURN REVIEW Giovanni’s Pizzeria and Café is every part of good New York style pizza—and it’s in Kansas. This little slice of the Big Apple is nestled on 10th and Quincy St. among the bustling business, legal and legislative hub of the downtown area. It’s been there

since October and it’s been some time since before then when own-

er Frank Conti decided Topeka needed some good pizza available at odd hours of the night—because in New York, one can get good pizza any time. And it’s true, Conti is from New York and his uncle was a Mafioso. His dad a jockey and his grandfather a chef. So this keptin-the-family, New-York-style Photo by Robert Burkett, Washburn Review delicacy is leLate Hours: Being open late allows Giovanni’s to feed gitimate. Even hungry students after the bar and during late night study the dough is sessions. Deliveries are free. shipped from

Pennsylvania. “We make everything from scratch,” said store manager Erin Mahoney. “Except for the dough balls, which are shipped from Pennsylvania. The water there is completely different and with Kansas water you just can’t make the same dough.” The hours are accommodating—outlasting most Topeka restaurants’ 10 o’clock - to bed theory of business hours. In fact, Giovanni’s is open until midnight Monday through Wednesday, and until 3 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The store closes at 10 p.m. on Sundays, since it’s a school night. “We deliver anywhere in Topeka, for free, any time,” Mahoney said. And it’s true, their delivery

domain rivals Spanish conquest— anywhere between N. 46th and S. 46th, as far east as Pauline and as far west as Auburn Road. They prepare pizza in only a few industrial pizza ovens and on a regular stove top range. Giovanni’s serves hot sandwiches and pasta as well as wings and salads. They also make a mean NY cheese steak. “We want to implement a 10 percent discount for college students,” Mahoney said. “We are trying to work out some night specials and deals with the student union.”

Ben Fitch is a senior mass media major. Reach him at benjamin.fitch@


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Despite weak opening, movie hilarious David Wiens WASHBURN REVIEW

For five months now I have been seeing ads for “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and during those five months I could not find a damn thing in any of the trailers that could give me a hint as to where it would fall on the my scale of “Trainwreck” to “MindBlowingly Awesome.” It wound up falling on “Surprisingly Fantastic.” Co-writer/director Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz”) took what could have easily been a disastrous creative leap in the film adaptation of a video-game-like comic and still stuck the landing, metaphorically speaking. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” is the heavily-stylized story of Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) in

his attempt to date Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) while defending himself against a league comprised entirely of her exes, an attempt made all the more difficult by his own romantic past and Sex Bob-omb (his band) competing in a battle of the bands for a recording contract. I thought I would be the last person to give praise to a movie where people actually exploded into coins when they lost and floating bonus points appeared during the fight scenes, but “Scott Pilgrim” actually made it seem perfectly natural. Wright’s taste for often disorientingly rapid cuts and transitions is indulged to an almost gluttonous degree that allows the movie to maintain its frantic momentum without sacrificing the story or our familiarity with the characters. Any sense of groundedness or realism is tossed

aside for the sake of comedy and I cannot say its absence is missed in the slightest. Although most of the big names in this movie are in cameos on screen for less than ten minutes, the primary supporting cast, which is comprised mostly of unknowns, still provides a bevy of quirky and sharp-witted characters. Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells, Scott’s roommate, sidled into the story and effortlessly became one of my favorite aspects of the entire movie. In spite of the likelihood that a film like this would be any good, as well as a weak opening weekend, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” is easily one of the funniest movies this year. David Wiens is a junior English major. Reach him at david.

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Corner comeback: Sophomore defensive back Terry Grimmett returns to the squad after sitting out the last nine games of the 2009 season with an injury. Grimmett helps strengthen an already opportunistic defense.

included a conference-high seven interceptions and 13 passes defended. Desir was also seventh in the MIAA in It’s fitting that the 2010 Washburn forced fumbles with two. Ichabods football team spent the past few “We had Fletcher Terrell here, he’s weeks preparing for the upcoming season legit,” said Schurig. “He could be playing in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. at the next level, too. Cary Williams was Fitting because the Washburn defense exceptional. Pierre is right in that line. plans to bring the heat on opposing He’s going to end up being bigger than offenses all season. any one of those guys. He has a knack for Despite the loss of All-American the football and really has great explosion linebacker Zach Watkins, the No. 10- to the ball, so we’re looking for big things ranked Ichabods return eight starters from him.” on defense, including two players Seniors cornerback Ben Vann, injured for most of last season. and free safety Casey Curran, BOD add experience to the already Senior linebacker Michael Wilhoite and sophomore defensive back Terry BALL deep secondary. Wilhoite, junior Grimmett will make their return to defensive end Dakota Palan-Johnson the field, along with several sixth-year and junior linebacker Jahmil Taylor are seniors rejoining the squad. Head coach expected to produce a potent pass rush Craig Schurig believes this experienced that will help bolster the defenses’ already group may have what it takes to be better tight receiver coverage. than last year’s impressive squad. “Our secondary in particular has a lot “It’s hard to say,” said Schurig about of experience,” said Schurig. “You’ve got the defense being improved from 2009. “I guys in that back seven who have played think initially going into the season maybe a lot and done very well, and they’re all our strength will be more in the back seven, back. That’s kind of nice, they mesh real whereas in the past maybe our strength well and we can see it in practice.” has been the front six with the defensive On the offensive side of the ball, the linemen and inside linebackers. What I’ve Ichabods return eight starters, including seen lately in practice is that the D-line four senior wide receivers and a rushing and inside linebackers are really coming attack Schurig believes could produce two around, so I anticipate as the season goes impressive years. on we’ll be solid everywhere.” “Both Justin Cooper and Vershon Alongside Grimmett, sophomore Moore are guys I think could have 1,000 Preseason All-American defensive back yards,” said Schurig. Pierre Desir looks to improve upon an Please see BODS page 11 impressive freshman campaign, which

Strong senior class leads soccer squad Hampson Kate WASHBURN REVIEW

The middle of a scorching summer day in Kansas can make anyone want to stay in the air conditioning, except for the Lady Blues soccer team. The Lady Blues are well into their preseason practices and workouts and have high hopes of a great season. With six seniors on the roster, there is plenty of leadership on and off the field. Meshing with the new players can be a key to success. “I’m excited for the season. With the newcomers and our returners we have a terrific group with a great deal of potential,” said Tim Collins, Lady Blues’ head soccer coach. The Lady Blues have eight new players, including seven freshmen. While Collins said the new players will play a big role in their success, the team also

has many players back from last year that have started for the team. “We return so much that we’re going to go right from where we left off. We’re working towards putting a streak together that will allow us to compete for the conference championship,” said Collins. The Lady Blues look to improve on their record of 11-8-1 last season and to make the NCAA Tournament after having barely missed qualifying last season. The graduated seniors will be missed, but there are younger players with experience ready to step into their shoes. “The seniors are going to bring leadership, desire and passions. This group has been fantastic and will be greatly missed,” said Collins. The team has one of the best attendance records in Division II and has set the attendance record for a Division II game more than once. The Lady Blues first game is Sept. 23 against Saint Edward’s

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Gritty goalie: Goalkeeper Ashley Klone, the only goalie on the team, is one of six seniors on this year’s soccer team.

University in Texas. Their first home game is Sept. 9 against Missouri Southern in Yager Stadium. Kate Hampson is a senior mass media major. Reach her at katelyn.hampson@

Sports Schedule Football 8/28 – Colo. School of Mines, 1 p.m. 9/4 – Abilene Christian, 6 p.m. 9/18 – Missouri Western State, 6 p.m. 9/25 – Central Missouri, 1:30 p.m. 10/2 – Fort Hays State, 7 p.m. 10/9 – Nebraska-Omaha, 1 p.m. 10/16 – Pittsburg State, 2 p.m. 10/23 – *N.W. Missouri State, 1 p.m. 10/30 – Truman State, 1 p.m. 11/6 – Emporia State, 1 p.m. 11/13 – Missouri Southern, 2 p.m. 11/20 – NCAA Playoffs, first round 11/27 – NCAA Playoffs, second round 12/4 – NCAA Playoffs, quarterfinals 12/11 – NCAA Playoffs, semifinals 12/18 – NCAA National Championship Home games in bold * Homecoming

Soccer 9/3 – Saint Edwards, 3 p.m. 9/9 – Missouri Southern, 6 p.m. 9/11 – Incarnate Word, 1 p.m. 9/16 – Nebraska-Omaha, 4 p.m. 9/18 – Missouri Western, 7 p.m. 9/23 – N.W. Missouri, 4 p.m. 9/25 – Emporia State, 6 p.m. 9/30 – Truman State, 6 p.m. 10/2 – S.W. Baptist, 3 p.m. 10/7 – Central Missouri, 6 p.m. 10/9 – Missouri Southern, 1 p.m. 10/16 – Nebraska-Omaha, 6 p.m. 10/21 – Missouri Western, 6 p.m. 10/23 – *N.W. Missouri, 6 p.m. 10/28 – Emporia State, 4 p.m. 10/30 – Truman State, noon 11/4 - Southwest Baptist, 6 p.m. 11/6 – Central Missouri, 7 p.m. Home games in bold * Homecoming


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Herron returns veteran volleyball squad Josh Rouse WASHBURN REVIEW

Sports Schedule Volleyball St. Mary’s Tournament 9/3 – *S.W. Okla. State, 12 p.m. 9/3 – *St. Mary’s (Texas), 8 p.m. 9/4 – *Maryville, 10 a.m. 9/4 – *Wheeling Jesuit, 5:30 p.m. Missouri-St. Louis Triton Classic 9/10 – *Arkansas-Ft. Smith, 12:30 p.m. 9/10 – *Harding, 5:30 p.m. 9/11 – *Southern Indiana, 11:30 a.m. 9/11 – *Illinois Springfield, 4:30 p.m. 9/14 – N.W. Missouri State, 7 p.m. 9/17 – Truman State, 7 p.m. 9/18 – Missouri Western, noon 9/21 – Nebraska-Omaha, 7 p.m. 9/24 – Central Missouri, 7 p.m. Lady Blues Classic 10/1 – *Dallas Baptist, 2 p.m. 10/1 – *Saint-Edwards, 6:30 p.m. 10/2 – *Tarleton State, 1 p.m. 10/2 – *Angelo State, 5 p.m. 10/5 – Missouri Southern, 7 p.m. 10/8 – S.W. Baptist, 7 p.m. 10/9 – Pittsburg State, 6 p.m. 10/12 – Fort Hays State, 7 p.m. 10/15 – Emporia State, 7 p.m. 10/19 – N.W. Missouri State, 7 p.m. 10/22 – Truman State, 7 p.m. 10/23 – Missouri Western, 6 p.m. 10/26 – Nebraska-Omaha, 7 p.m. 10/29 – Central Missouri, 7 p.m. 11/2 – Missouri Southern, 7 p.m. 11/5 – Southwest Baptist, 7 p.m. 11/6 – Pittsburg State, 6 p.m. 11/9 – Fort Hays State, 7 p.m. 11/12 – Emporia State, 7 p.m. NCAA South Central Region Tournament 11/18 – *First round 11/19 – *Regional semifinals 11/20 – *Regional finals NCAA Volleyball Championship 12/2 – *Elite Eight 12/3 – *National Semifinals 12/4 – *National Championship Home games in bold * Denotes tournament game

The Lady Blues volleyball team returns all but one player from a team that went 33-5 in 2009. However, the player the team lost is one of the most successful in Washburn history. Head coach Chris Herron knows setter Kate Hampson, Washburn’s all-time assists leader with 5,897 (second most in MIAA history), will be tough to replace. Redshirt-freshman Abby Whitman and junior Amanda Guess are available to fill Hampson’s spot on the court. “We lost an All-American setter,” said Herron. “We lost not just her abilities in that regard, but we lost her leadership skills, too. That’s pretty big. Even though we are a veteran group experience-wise, we have to find a kid that can replace Kate’s leadership skills.” Whitman, who redshirted last year in an effort to keep the setters two years apart from an eligibility standpoint, comes in with the opportunity to play WASHBURN a lot of minutes, VOLLEYBALL said Herron. While Guess is the more experienced of the two setters, Whitman is a proven winner after accumulating a 149-10 career record at Sacred Heart High School in Salina. “It’s far too early in the ballgame to say who’s what and where, but right now Abby Whitman is a kid who’s going to play a lot,” said Herron. “She’ll play a great deal for us. Other than that, the other five, it’s the first day of practice and we don’t have any idea yet.” Herron stressed the depth of the squad, which improved with the addition of the six freshmen, and said essentially he wanted the players to be interchangeable on the court. “If somebody goes down, then we feel like that next kid we put in will do just as well,” said Herron. “That’s just kind of the mindset we have at Washburn.” The Blues are no strangers to health concerns. Senior outside hitter Ashley Shepard, who tore her ACL during the spring, is currently rehabbing her knee in hopes of seeing playing time in 2010. Junior rightside hitter Breanna Lewis is another player Herron said could have a huge year if she manages to stay healthy. “My philosophy is I can’t worry about what I don’t have, I’m going to worry about what I have,” said Herron. “I just coach what’s in the gym. If they’re not there, then they’re not there.” While the Blues lost a two-time AllAmerican in Hampson, they return another All-American in junior hitter Mollie Lacy.

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Shoes to fill: The 2010 Washburn Lady Blues volleyball team has high expectations despite losing All-American setter Kate Hampson to graduation. Head coach Chris Herron said the squad’s biggest challenge will be finding someone to replace her leadership abilities. Lacy led the MIAA in 2009 with a .405 attack percentage, which set a singleseason school record, and led the team with 380 kills. “I don’t want to say we expect somebody to be an All-American, but that’s kind of happened for us the last few years,” said Herron. “One of the things you don’t ever want to do is take those things for granted, because that stuff doesn’t happen just because, but we feel like there’s several kids in here that could fit into that category, could be All-Americans.” Much of Herron’s success at Washburn has been because of the depth of the roster, something he said wasn’t the case when he first arrived on campus eight years ago. He credits this to hard work on the recruiting trail. “It’s a lot of hard work,” said Herron. “Nobody really understands—recruiting is a never-ending process. We already have three verbal commitments for 2011, and we’ve already had visits for 2012. It’s just a process that’s ongoing, and it’s

something that I, as the head coach, have to stay on top of.” Herron added that on Thursday, he would be driving to Olathe to watch a practice between his own practices. “If you don’t stay ahead of recruiting, the only thing you’re going to be doing is looking up the ladder at peoples rear-ends because they’ll have passed you,” said Herron. The coaches around the league apparently don’t think they’ve passed Herron yet, as the Blues were picked second in the 2010 MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll. However, Herron understands he can’t take success for granted. “I think in the MIAA there’s such a dogfight every single night with six teams ranked in the top 25 pretty much every single year, you either come ready or you get smacked around.” Josh Rouse is a senior mass media major. Reach him at

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SRWC offers students equipment, social atmosphere Regina Budden & Josh Rouse WASHBURN REVIEW

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center, located near the south end of Yager Stadium, offers students and faculty an opportunity to exercise and socialize. More commonly known as the SRWC, the 37,000-squarefoot center offers a rock-climbing wall, an indoor track, a basketball gym, a wellness suite, multipurpose room and locker rooms. It also hosts the university’s intramurals program. Students can use the SRWC by swiping their iCard at the front desk. “Research shows that people who use college recreation centers do better in class, they graduate at higher rates,” said Joel Bluml, SRWC director. “Certainly that’s not a cause and effect relationship. You can’t say ‘if you use the rec center four times a week, you’re gonna get A’s,’ but just the type of people that do take care of themselves

are also the type of people that do well in school.” During Welcome Week, students will get a chance to get acquainted with the SRWC and socialize, as it will host Rock the Rec at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The first 30 people to participate in Fitness Frenzy and the first 20 people to climb the rock wall will receive a free SRWC T-shirt. On Friday, the SRWC will also help host the WU Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. at Mabee Library. “We’re also going to have a new focus on what we call Smart Start Orientations,’” said Bluml. “We want our students to understand that while walking through our doors and making a commitment to exercise and being healthy is part of that, you have to be smart about it. Not knowing what you’re doing is like going to the library without your books to study. Just going to the building isn’t going to do it for you, you have to know what you’re going to do once you get there.” The SRWC recently added several pieces of new equipment, including two E-Spinners that do

virtual training spin classes and two rowing machines that not only serve as odometers but also provide games. The intramurals program may also see upgrades. “We have some new things at Rock the Rec that we’re going to test out and see if they’re popular and then they might become intramural sports as well, but we’ll leave that as a surprise,” said Bluml. Aside from the typical team sports, the intramurals program also offers individualized intramurals and events like poker tournaments, scrabble tournaments, chess tournaments and “Guitar Hero” tournaments. “We’re trying to market it to people who may have an interest in getting together and being social but who aren’t into the team sport activities, we try to spice it up a little bit and offer a wellrounded program,” said Bluml. For more information, visit Regina Budden is a senior mass media major. Reach her at

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Rockin’ at the rec: Jacob Stucky builds muscle as he uses the lateral pull down machine in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. The rec center features many aerobic and anaerobic machines, an indoor track, a basketball gym and a rock climbing wall.

BODS: Washburn rallies behind veteran defense

ference opponents Colorado School of Mines and No. 7 Abilene ChrisPerhaps the largest question on tian looming on the horizon, and offense is how the loss of offensive an Oct. 23 homecoming matchup coordinator Brian Miller, who re- with defending national champion signed after eight seasons to accept Northwest Missouri State, the cura position at the University of Kan- rently top-ranked Division II team sas under Turner Gill, will affect the in the nation, the Ichabods will need a strong effort from ofBods’ play-calling. Schufense, defense and sperig said while new ofWASHBURN cial teams if they hope fensive coordinator Rob FOOTBALL to make this season speRobinson’s play-calling cial—something Schurig tendencies may differ believes his team is caslightly from Miller’s, pable of on a weekly basis. the offense will be quite familiar for “Our team is pretty strong,” said players and fans. “We’re running the same of- Schurig. “We returned a lot of guys, fense,” said Schurig. “The transi- ya know, we graduated a great setion’s been really smooth. We had nior class last year but we still have a good spring with it and it’s transi- a lot of really good players. Some of tioned into the fall, so far. Our sys- them just haven’t had a lot of game reps yet.” tem is pretty much in place.” While the Ichabods are undoubtedly an experienced team with Josh Rouse is a senior mass media proven talent, they have a tough major. Reach him at joshua.rouse@ road ahead of them. With non-con- Continued from page 9


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Entertainment in Topeka: 21+, 18+, Families 18+: The Boobie Trap is one of the centers of the local music scene. Located on 6th and Washburn, the Boobie Trap also has the Resistance Dance Party on Thursday nights and karaoke on Wednesdays. Photo by Mike Goehring, Washburn Review

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Families: Topeka Zoo is a fun and educational way for families to spend an afternoon. Open everyday except New Year’s and Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

21+: The Jet Ultra Lounge provides of age Topekans with a place to dance, drink and socialize. The Jet is located on Huntoon and Gage.

Families/18+: Topeka has a thriving theatrical community. Topeka Civic Theatre (pictured below), Helen Hocker, Topeka Performing Arts Centre and Washburn’s Georgia and Andrew Neese Theatre are a few examples. Photo courtesy of

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Families/ 18+: Gage Bowl offers Cyberbowling, league bowling and other entertainment. Located on Huntoon and Gage with another location in North Topeka.

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21+: Varsity Blues is now called College Hill Tavern and has been given a makeover. College Hill Tavern is a great place to relax and have fun close to campus!

Families/ 18+: The Topeka Roadrunners’ hockey games provide entertainment from September to March. Games are usually on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Families: Gage Park has a playground area great for monkeying around. Cement sculptures, e.g. shoe pictured, and traditional equipment are available for play.

Families/ 18+: Washburn students, families and all Topekans can enjoy rooting on the Ichabods and Lady Blues. There are many games to spectate in both the fall and the spring semesters.

Tac o Villa Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 11am-9 pm Friday & Saturday: 11am-10pm Sunday: 11am-7:30pm


21st and Fairlawn in the Toystore building Dine in and carryout Visa and mastercard accepted

WANTED: Taco Villa, 5300 SW 21st. Apply in person. 20 hours per week. Short order cook. Wages negotiable, meal per shift.

Families/ 18+: The Sports Center in Topeka offers mini golf, go carts and batting cages among its many activities. They are located near 10th and Wanamaker. Photo by Josh Rouse, Washburn Review

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