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Windmill Effect: Senior pitcher Lindsey Moore unwinds a pitch against Northeastern State University Friday afternoon. The Lady Blues managed a split against NSU.

Blues lose 4-2 Rob Burkett


After falling in a slide of losses recently, the Lady Blues softball team moved out of MIAA conference play to take on a Division II independent in Northeastern State University. Coming into Friday’s doubleheader against the Riverhawks, Washburn had struggled to earn wins having lost four straight after earning seven wins in a row prior to this point in the season. “We’ve learned a lot about ourselves so far this season,” said Washburn head coach Vanessa Becerra. “Our girls are getting better as the season goes on.” NSU came in with a 17-15 record on the year. In what will soon be an annual conference matchup, Washburn was able to get a split, winning the rubber match to end its losing streak at five games. In the opening game, senior pitcher Lindsey Moore took to the circle. In the first three innings, neither team was able to score. Moore started the game strong, striking out five NSU batters while only giving up one hit. The Riverhawks answered with pitcher Cayce Coleman, who also started the game holding Washburn scoreless in the first three frames.

In the fourth inning, however, NSU would get to Moore as the bats came alive, scoring three runs. Despite this outburst, Moore managed to compose herself and battle through the inning. “[She] had a tough inning in there, but she kept her head,” said Becerra. Showing resilience, the Lady Blues responded in the fifth stanza, scoring two runs, closing the deficit 3-2. Washburn would be unable to close the deficit any closer as NSU finished off the game, scoring an insurance run in the seventh inning to go up 4-2. Moore finished the game going a complete game seven innings, spreading four earned runs out while racking up five strikeouts against 32 batters. In the second game it looked like more of the same as the Riverhawks jumped out to an opening inning lead 2-0 in the top half. Washburn’s offense however came to play as one run in the bottom of the first followed by a three run inning in the bottom of the second. With a 3-2 lead, freshman pitcher Kayla Oldham went to work, holding NSU to just two runs in the game while spreading out 12 hits over a seven inning complete game effort.

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Soaring High: Washburn students celebrate receiving awards for their contributions to different aspects of student life.

SAGL honors students, devotion to Washburn Yaxuan Gao


On April 10, in the Washburn A Room, Student Activities and Greek Life honored 20 Washburn University student organizations, five student programs and several students in the annual SOAR Awards. The SOAR (Student Organization Achievement Recognition) Awards is hosted by Student Activities and Greek Life. It is an annual celebration to honor outstanding student organizations and leaders for their efforts, activities and leadership during the past year. The awards include Emerging Leader Awards for Freshmen and Transfer Students, Outstanding Program of the Year, Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award, President’s Outstanding Leader Award, Random Acts of Kindness Community Service Award, Student Organization of the Year and True Blue Bod Spirit Award. Student Activities and Greek Life put out a call for nominations and selected a judging committee. The committee was made up of representatives from throughout the Washburn University community. These representatives included

A&E Percussionist plans senior recital Jordan Loomis


As an artist, passion thrives in such a way that it rivals a heartbeat or a drum beat – or at least, that’s how it is to Washburn University senior, Kelsey Cook, who will be performing her last senior recital this upcoming Sunday on

Photo by Linnzi Fusco, Washburn Review Photo submitted by Kelsey Cook , Washburn Review

Drummer Girl: Kelsey Cook will be performing in a senior recital April 15 at Washburn. Cook has been drumming since she was in 5th grade.

faculty, staff and alumni from Washburn. Each award winner was recognized by the committee based on the areas of criteria listed within each a w a r d description. “ We recognized t h e m based on general principles listed on our website,” said Jessica N e u mann, direc-

tor of student activities and greek life.

April 15. Cook, as one of the only current percussion seniors graduating in may, simply says that she wants only one thing from her performance – for people to enjoy it. Cook, a graduate from Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, MS, was one of the only percussionist from her school while growing up. “I know that I am one of the only percussionist actually getting a degree because people lose their passion for the degree,” said Cook. Where did Cook’s passion for music first come from? First having played the drums in 5th grade for fun, Cook’s passion actually came from her mother. “My mom would always take me to country rock shows and somehow, since she knew somebody

“And we also based [the awards] on their applications.” The 2012 SOAR Awards began with an opening welcome from Neumann. The outstanding programs, student organizations and individuals were honored one by one to recognize what they brought to Washburn University students. Award presenters also briefly introduced the situation of these outstanding programs and organizations when they honored them. Neumann appreciated all coming visitors as an end of the whole banquet. More than 100 visitors attended SOAR Awards, including award recipients, their friends and organizers. “I felt excited,” said Rachael Hageman, member of Washburn Sales and Marketing Executives, which was honored with the Student Organization of the Year award. The visitors enjoyed the food and music in the SOAR Awards. “It is a great chance to honor what they have done this year and thank individuals supporting these activities,” said Neumann. “It is also a wonderful chance to celebrate together and communicate with each other.”

Yaxuan Gao is a junior political science major. Reach her at yaxuan.

from the bands almost everytime, I got drumsticks from the durmmers and they would sign the sticks for me,” said Cook. It was then that she realized her fascination with drumming and how it slowly transformed into a life long passion. “I just liked watching them, the hair flipping was amusing to me. It was who I wanted to be then and now I still do.” What makes Cook’s recital different than other percussion recitals? According to Cook, each song she’s performing has a personal dedication to someone special who has helped her get to where she will be in May—a Washburn University graduate.

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Wednesday, April 11

Law Library Book Sale: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., School of Law Library Women’s tennis vs. Northwest Missouri State University: 2 p.m., Washburn Tennis complex

Thursday, April 12

Law Library Book Sale: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., School of Law Library WU Idol featuring comedian Johnny Cardinale: 6:30 p.m., Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Mass Media Banquet: 6:30 p.m., Washburn Room, Memorial Union Planetarium Open House: 7-9 p.m., Planetarium, Stoffer Science Hall Friday, April 13

Law Library Book Sale: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., School of Law Library Washburn Tech Luau Feast: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Washburn Tech Campus, Building H Baseball vs. Lincoln University of Missouri: 4 p.m., Falley Field, Washburn

Saturday, April 14

Big Event: Bods into the Streets: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Topeka community service sponsored by WSGA & LINC Earth day family day in the ArtLab: 1-4 p.m., Mulvane ArtLab Baseball vs. Lincoln University of Missouri: 2 p.m., Falley Field, Washburn Sunday April 15

Baseball vs. Lincoln University of Missouri: 12 p.m., Falley Field, Washburn Washburn Dancing Blues Audition: 12-6 p.m., Petro 125, Dancing Blues studio Cabaret 2012: 7:30 p.m., Washburn Room, Memorial Union Monday, April 16

Men’s and Women’s tennis vs. Emporia State University: 2 p.m., Falley Field, Washburn Tuesday, April 17

Art Department student exhibit: 10 a.m. 7 p.m. Garvey Fine Arts Center Employee Recognition: 3:30 p.m. Washburn Room A,B, Memorial Union

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kansas young professionals are ‘Achieving Heights’ Jordan Loomis


in Reno County by the young professionals of Reno County. “So it was in Hutch the past two years and then Fast Forward, here in Topeka, bid for it, so this year is our first

Thursday, April 5, 2012 marked the third annual Kansas Young Professionals Summit at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center. Hosting the event was “ Topeka’s young professional His presentation organization, Fast Forward. It talked a lot about drew a fair attendance. overcoming obstacles “We ended up with about and overcoming those 350 participants,” said Paul certain kinds of peoBossert, 2012 Fast Forward ple who say you can’t chairman. “It’s been a great do things in life turn out for such a wonder- Paul Bossert ful opportunity to help attract Speaking of Eric Alexander, young professionals.” the Summit’s key speaker Eric Alexander, one of the summit’s key speakers and ad” venturer, ended up captivating his audience with his presentation. year of hosting the summit,” “Alexander led the first said Bossert. “But we’re probflying expedition of Mount ably going to have it again next Everest,” said Bossert. “So his year.” presentation talked a lot about The closing speaker for the overcoming obstacles and summit this year was Kansas overcoming those certain kinds governor Sam Brownback, who of people who say you can’t do according to Bossert, wrapped things in life. He really tried to up the conference by telling relate it to young professionals how important the young prowhich was great.” fessionals are to the community The entire summit, accord- and how they can help attract ing to Bossert, was first put on young economic development

in the future. Brownback included some personal aspects of his life to help assure that he leveled with the young professionals present for his presentation. Bossert, along with Erin Mohwinkle, another 2012 Fast Forward chairman, worked together to make the summit as professional as possible in a learning environment. “The majority of our speakers were all executives,” said Bossert, “We do have some young professionals, but basically we’re focusing on people who have accomplished a lot in the business field and have some experience for other young professionals to help them connect and build a lot of established networking and business management.”

Jordan Loomis is a freshman double major in mass media and art. She can be reached at

Photo by Jordan Loomis, Washburn Review

Overcoming Obstacles: Governor Sam Brownback gives the closing remarks for the Kansas Young Professionals Summit last Thursday. Brownback, along with the keynote speaker Eric Alexander, shared messages on overcoming obstacles and negative influences.

Bands raise the roof on the Jayhawk Theatre Michael Vander Linden WASHBURN REVIEW

Washburn Student Media is hosting its annual Jayhawk Theatre Revival event at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in the Regency Ballroom on Friday, April 13. The kick off time is 7 p.m. and the event will conclude sometime around midnight. This year’s theme is a battle of the bands. Six bands from around the area will step on stage to perform for the audience in an attempt to win their vote at the end of the night. “We decided to do a battle of the bands as an exciting way to bring the new generation in to help our historical cause,” said Josh Rouse, senior mass media major. Rouse has played a major role in helping develop this year’s event. “Everyone will be having a good time listening to music, enjoying food, etc, but the real purpose here is to keep putting more money into restoring the

old Jayhawk Theatre,” said Rouse.

T h e Jayhawk Theatre first opened its doors in August of 1926. However, nearly 50 years later, its curtains were closed for the last time. People began thinking about ideas of replacing it with a mall or restaurant, but it has remained an empty space since then. However, in 1993, the theatre was named the State Theatre of Kansas. In recent years, many organizations have taken a part in the attempt to revive the theatre and bring it back to its historical glory. In the last five years

alone, more than $125,000 has been raised for stabilization and preservation of the building. “The Jayhawk Theatre is a major part of our history,”

said Rouse. “History is what makes us who we are t o d a y and everyone

should want to be a part of bringing that history back to life.”

T h e hopes are, one day, the building will once again be used for live entertainment and a place where both young and old want to go for a day of pleasurable entertainment. The battle of the bands is the way to earn money, but they are not only playing for the pride in helping restore history. Paul Schneider of Rundown Studios is donating $520 in studio time to the winners of the competition free of charge. Also, WIBW in Topeka and Gizmo Pictures donated money to help put the event on. “We’re really thankful that Rundown Studios helped us,”

said Rouse. “They’re really supportive of the local music scene and local businesses and we just appreciate how Paul donated his time for this cause.” T-shirts will be sold as the admissions tickets and they can be bought every day in the union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Thursday. Elisa Gayle, who coordinated the event, looks forward to seeing everyone there. “It’s an event that is fun, and it supports a great cause,” said Gayle. “It’s going to be great.”

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Michael Vander Linden is a freshman biology major. He can be reached at michael.

Faculty honor outstanding students Jinglan Jiang


The Washburn University Honors Program hosted its spring banquet on April 3 at Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. This banquet celebrated all of the accomplishments that honors students achieved during the past year. Three students from the freshman to junior classes received awards. Graduating seniors were recognized at the banquet. Fifty eight people attended this year, including the honors students, their guests, the honors’ advisors and other faculty and staff. David Sollars, dean of the school of business, was a guest speaker at the banquet. The University Honors Program at Washburn provides opportunities for students to enrich their educational experiences in a variety of ways. “It is a 24 credit hour experience that the students can enroll in and take different cours-

es that they can expand their horizons,” said Lucy Hesse, the president of the honors student council. The office for the university honors program is located in Henderson Learning Center room 110. The honors study/ lounge, exclusively for honors students, is located in HC101. “Anyone can apply for this program, but there is criteria,” said Michael McGuire, dean of university honors program. “We look at ACT scores and high school GPAs. We have them fill out an application. Part of the application is a resume and essay. ”

Photos by Tianzhe Qi, Washburn Review

Jinglan Jiang is a graduate journalism student. Reach her at jinglan.jiang@washburn. edu.

Honored Honor Students: Michale McGuire, dean of the university honors program, recognizes three members of the Washburn University Honors Program for their exceptional accomplishments during the past year. Family and friends of the honorees attended the honors program spring banquet on April 3 in Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. The honors program provides opportunities for students to enrich their educational experiences in a variety of ways that go beyond the normal students coursework.


News • Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Students showcase verbal skills in the annual ‘speak off’ Jordan Loomis


On April 4, Washburn University hosted its annual spring “Nall Speak Off.” For public speaking students, the event is designed to showcase the student’s voices in front of a panel of judges in the hopes of winning a $500 scholarship sponsored by Robert Nall, a 1990 graduate of the communication department at Washburn University. Anyone who has ever taken part of one of the public speaking courses offered at Washburn University knows that taking part in the “Nall Speak Off” is both a challenging and valuable experience regarding talents in public speaking. Many students who are part of the public speaking course have a slight fear of public speaking. That’s why instructors of the public speaking course would all like their students to participate; not only does the scholarship competition offer a chance for the students to overcome their fear, but it also gives

them a chance to watch others perform in a learning environment. This year, as the spring “Nall Speak Off” commenced, 16 young students prepared and performed their speeches in front of four preliminary judges in two separate rooms of morgan. Then, as the judges make cuts for the final round, all contestants moved into Henderson room 100. The final round consisted of six students who were chosen by the preliminary judges, those students being: Sarah Barnett, Angelique Flinn, Shuyue Chen, Gabrielle Ruiz, Pan Wang and Vanessa Baker. As anxious as ever, all competitors patiently awaited their performance order, and then the competition began. First, Vanessa Baker spoke to the judges panel about internet addiction in her speech, entitled “8 Hours a Day.” Next, Shuyue Chen gave a colorful presentation to the audience and judges about “Color Psychology.” Third, Gabrielle Ruiz gave an emotionally fueled speech

Speak Off winners 1. Sarah Barnett 2. Angelique Flinn 3. Schuyue Chen 4. Gabrielle Ruiz 5. Pan Wang 6. Vanessa Baker. over “Sex Trafficking.” Then, Pan Wang informed the judge’s panel and audience members with the history of “Fortune Cookies.” Angelique Flinn then presented her speech over the “Oxfam American Leadership,” and how it has affected her life personally. Last but not least, Sarah Barnett gave her speech over the “Difference between Medical Doctors and Doctors of Osteopathic medicine.” After patiently waiting for the judge’s results, the final rankings were announced as each contestant came forwards and shook Robert Nall’s hand as they received their award. Jordan Loomis is a freshman double major in mass media and art. She can be reached at

Photo by Andrew Escandon, Washburn Review

Speak Off: Sarah Barnett accepts her first place award from Robet Nall, sponsor of the “Nall Speak Off.” Sixteen students competed for scholarships in the speak off on April 4. “The Nall Speak Off” is designed to challenge students and give them valuable public speaking opportunities. This year’s winning speech by Barnett covered the topic of the “difference between medical doctors and doctors of osteopathic medicine.”

Washburn students volunteer in a BIG way

The Church of the Latter Day Saints dedicate new temple

Summer Workman

Tanner Ballengee

Washburn students take volunteering to the next level on April 14 at WSGA’s new annual volunteer project, the BIG Event. Three hundred students have registered to spend several hours of their Saturday to help at more than 20 sites including YMCA, American Red Cross, Topeka Zoo and many others. Shelbie Konkel, a sophomore history and political science double major, got the idea for the BIG Event after she and fellow students visited a student government conference at Texas A&M. The event is a joint cooperation with the Bonner Leadership Program. “Our hope is to make this a long-term, annual event and for WSGA to include other on-campus departments and organizations,” said Konkel. One particular project will include students cleaning and painting a school gym white so that students can paint their handprints on it. Another project will also help youth at The Villages, a group home. Konkel acknowledged that the projects couldn’t be carried out without sponsors’ support. “We really couldn’t be

doing this without the help of sponsors like Lowe’s, Target, Planet Sub and Frito Lay,” said Konkel. Students are optimistic their efforts will be beneficial. “I think I will have a positive impact, and that I will be helping a lot people,” said Abbie Boyda, a sophomore radiology major.

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Boyda, is a member of Delta Gamma, will volunteer with members of the sorority at a food packing plant. Konkel added that sororities and fraternities volunteering would also receive extra points for Greek Week. In addition, some organizations will participate because volunteer hours are a requirement for receiving funding from WSGA. “In the past, there wasn’t much opportunity. It’s great for students to have a chance for volunteering and when you give Washburn students a chance to help, they usually don’t turn it down,” said Konkel. Registration for the event is closed, but if students are still interested in volunteering, they should email in order to do so.

Graphic by Katie Child , Washburn Review

Summer Workman is a senior English major. Reach her at summer.workman@washburn. edu.




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Photo by Ryan Burge Washburn Review

Dollar Sign: Construction workers place the new $15,000 electronic sign in front the Memorial Union on Monday. In Feburary, the Washburn Student Government Association passed a bill that included the proposal to purchase and install the sign. WSGA decided that it was a better investment to purchase a new sign instead of constantly fixing the old one. The previous sign had problems with bulbs burning out.


Mormons in the Midwest now have a new place of worship, as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the completion and opening of their new temple in Kansas City, Mo. The public is being invited to come see the new astounding temple for the open house, which runs from April 7 to April 28, excluding Sundays. The open house was extended another week to accommodate the large numbers of people eager to see the new temple. Its c o n struction was first announced in 2008, and construction for the temple began in May 2010. After its recent completion, it became the second Latter-day Saints Temple in Missouri. The other temple in Missouri is in St. Louis, built in 1997, but the closest one, besides the new temple in Kansas City, is located in Omaha, Neb. This makes the Kansas City temple one of 137 Church of Latter-day Saint temples in the whole world. While the outside of the temple is astonishing in structure, with spires reaching over 100 feet, the inside is beautifully ornate, as well. “It is a significant element of our faith,” said Boyd Chappell, Washburn School of Law student, “and having a temple so close in Kansas City will allow students to go to the temple

without the burden of a lengthy trip to Omaha.” Over 70,000 people have already made reservations to see the temple, both from the general public and Latter-day Saints. The open house tours are free, and reservations can be made at the temple’s website: kansascitymormontemple. org. The tours will consist of a 12-minute video presentation before a 30 minute tour of the inside of the temple,

ing with tours of the temple on Friday, April 13, said that he is looking forward to showing people around, through each room and explaining its purpose, and that he has enjoyed learning more about the temple. “I think it will be good for LDS Washburn students,” said Ellgen. “It will enhance their faith and commitment, and it’s always good to experience and participate.” The temple will be formally dedicated on May 6, which means that a special ceremony will be held in which a special prayer is said to designate the structure for the

starting in the meetinghouse near the grounds. “The temples are used to do sacred rituals and ordinances that they can’t do in meetinghouses,” said Justin Ellgen, who graduated from Brigham Young University in 2009, majoring in agriculture. “It’s nice to have some place close to do that.” Meetinghouses are used for Sunday worship services and other social activities, with thousands of different meetinghouses all over the world. Temples are used for sacred practices and are not made to hold big groups of people, but more so for families who want to strengthen their relationships to God. Ellgen, who will be help-

work of God and to bless the temple and the grounds. Dedication ceremonies like this are held every time a new Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building is constructed. A celebration for the dedication will be held the evening prior. “The temple open house gives everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, the opportunity to see inside a Mormon temple and learn first-hand what takes place inside the temple,” said Chappell.

Graphic by Katie Child , Washburn Review

Tanner Ballengee is a senior English major. Reach him at tanner.ballengee@washburn. edu

Opinion Opinion




Wednesday, April 11, 2012

With students enrolling for next semester and the end of this year coming, The Review wants to know how you approach the task of buying text books...

A note on suicide Our Staff

“Where do you buy your textbooks and do you buy them at once?”

“I buy my

books from the book-

store all at once. My

mom says

it’s a hassle.”

“Amazon, because I sell them back cheaper and buy them cheaper, and I wait to see if I need them for class.”

Jessica Barron, sophomore Spanish

Laura McMullin, junior

exercise physiology

“Book store, because I am on scholarship for basketball. I am a nerd who buys them all at once.”

“I buy them all at once on Amazon because it’s easier for me.” Chance Barrow, freshman psychology

Ben Reynoldson, junior business

Graphic by Maggie Pilcher, Washburn Review

“Chegg, its an online website. Its very cheap and saves me a lot. I buy mine at the same time.”

Carly Willis, freshman mass media

Brooke Rollison, junior mass media

“The cheapest way possible, Amazon. The bookstore is my last resort. I buy them all at once.”

Interviews and photos by Eric Graff

Do you feel safe on the campus at Washburn?

Yes.: 63%

No: 38%

Rob Burkett


“Just yesterday morning, they let me know you were gone...” So, over the weekend I heard from a friend that a mutual acquaintance of ours had passed away. He had been suffering in silence for a long time. He didn’t know how to reach out and get help and it ended up costing him his life. I remembered him as a cheerful guy who always had an easy smile. Unfortunately for him he wasn’t able to outrun the demons of abuse, depression and drug abuse. Why do I share this with you all? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 34,598 suicide deaths occured in the United States last year. While in the overall population of the U.S. that only translates to a handful of people compared to the more than 300 million people residing within this nation, among 18-24 year old people, it is a worrisome situation. The third leading reason for death in that age bracket is suicide. For every 100,000 American youths 12.7 of them die as a result of suicide. Many ask what could push someone to that point. For those who have been in a depression for a long time, sometimes it might seem that the only way out is an extreme act such as that. For those with friends going through a hard time, remember always that they need you more in those moments than you can understand. Sometimes it’s just a friend to talk to and sometimes it’s just going for a walk together. The main thing is to watch out for the warning signs of

someone who might commit suicide. If you have a friend who is seemingly always depressed and never seems to have energy, talk to them. There is a misconception that people who are on the road to suicide don’t want to talk or engage with the world. This assertion in most instances is the farthest from the truth. They are looking for someone to care about them. Many people who are up to that point live in situations where they feel isolated. Compound that with drug abuse and you need to get help immediately for whoever it is that you know. One of the reasons that college students are at such high risk for such circumstances is, in many cases, they are far from home for the first time. In some cases they don’t know how to handle the combination of peer pressure and binge drinking. While I know that most students at Washburn aren’t crazy alcoholics, some people respond to drinking in different ways. There are some out there who, once they drink, become depressed easily. If you know someone who does, don’t abandon them because they are, “bringing down the party.” Cut them off, clean them up and talk to them about what it is that is bothering them. Don’t look back on things and live with the regret that a few words might have been the difference between them being there and not. For those wondering where they can get help, either for a friend or for themselves, speak to the YWCA of Topeka. They have people who assist with domestic battery cases, suicidally depressed people and others who are hurting. Just know that no matter what, someone cares. Jeff didn’t know that, and there are more people who will miss him than he ever knew.

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

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‘Runners lead series 2-0

Rob Burkett


Blues go 1-1 on NE State Continued from page 1 Not content to just have the lead, the Lady Blues released a barrage of scoring, putting together a five run fourth inning. That would be all Washburn needed as the team cruised the rest of the way, assisted by six errors committed by NSU. With the split Washburn’s record improves to 14-18 on the season. The second series of the weekend was rained out in what would have been a matchup against the University of Central Oklahoma. The Lady Blues now return to a MIAA schedule this coming weekend. The team will travel east on a two series swing that will take them first to Northwest Missouri State University April 13 for a doubleheader before traveling on to Truman State University the following day. The two opponents are currently ranked eighth and eleventh in the conference standings. With just two games separating Washburn from the top four in the conference, the Lady Blues hope to build momentum on the road where the team has struggled this season, going 5-9 on the road so far this year. The team will return to home action April 20 against Pittsburg State University in a doubleheader before ending the regular season against Missouri Southern State University the following day in a doubleheader finale. Rob Burkett is a senior mass media major. Reach him at

Photo by Richard Kelly, Washburn Review

Controlling the play: Forward Brian Christie skates past two Texas Tornado defenders on Saturday night. Christie registered an assist in Friday night’s contest and fired two shots on goal on Saturday as Topeka won 2-1 and 4-2 respectively to take a 2-0 lead in the NAHL semifinals.

Richard Kelly


The Topeka RoadRunners are currently sitting in the driver’s seat of the NAHL South Division semifinals. Aided greatly by forward Jake Lynes, Topeka pulled off a dramatic 2-1 overtime victory on Friday night and escaped with a 4-2 victory Saturday to take a 2-0 series lead against the Texas Tornado in this bestof-five series. “[Goaltender] Peter Traber made some huge stops for us tonight, which is so nice to see,” said Scott Langer, Topeka head coach. “Then Jake Lynes again found a way to give us the big one tonight. I like the vibe of our team right now.” Lynes, who had 15 goals in 59 regular season games this year, has three goals in the first two games of the series. His shooting percentage is currently .500, as he has six shots in

the series. He scored the gamewinning goals Friday and Saturday night and also notched the first Topeka goal Saturday. “It’s definitely been good to have the hot stick. I’m just throwing everything on net,” said Lynes. “It’s been a fun playoffs for me so far.” Lynes started the scoring on Saturday at 14:59 of the first period when he fired a wrist shot from the right wing past Texas goaltender Frederick Leisner. Topeka led 5-3 in shots on goal after the opening period. In the second period, forward Sean Gaffney gave Topeka a 2-0 lead at 3:08 when he took a drop pass from forward Kyle Sharkey and fired a wrist shot past Leisner. This would end the night for Leisner, as he was then replaced by goaltender Joakin Jutras. Following a cross checking penalty on forward James Ring at 6:21, Texas forward Mychal Monteith cut the Topeka lead

to 2-1 with a powerplay goal at the 8 minute mark. The rest of the period remained scoreless, despite multiple chances for both teams. In the third period, Texas looked to grabbed the momentum, as forward Drew Mayer slipped a shot past goaltender Peter Traber to tie the contest at two at 2:22. Not to be outdone, Lynes gave the lead back to Topeka at 12:34 when he redirected a shot from defenseman Kevin Patterson that found its way past Jutras. “Luke Veitch did a great job getting that shot through,” said Lynes. “I got a piece of it, and it threw the goalie off. I was lucky enough to find the back of the net.” With just over a minute left, Texas pulled Jutras in favor of an extra attacker. The move backfired, as forward Kyle Sharkey finished off the Tornado with an emptynet goal at 19:49.

Traber improves to 2-0-0 in the playoffs with the victory, as he stopped 20 of 22 shots on Saturday. Jutras was credited with the loss, falling to 0-1-0 in the playoffs, despite stopping 12 of 13 shots to Leisner’s five of seven shots. The series continues with game 3 on Thursday night in Frisco, Texas. Langer said his team must bring its physical and defensive game. “I think we can be a little more physical,” said Langer. “Especially against their two talented lines, I thought we lacked physicality. Our defensive zone also needs to be cleaned up, because some of the chances we gave up this weekend were huge.”

Richard Kelly is a senior mass media and social work major. Reach him at richard.kelly@

Washburn women’s tennis cruises past Lincoln University Luke Warnken


Domination. The word pretty much sums up the match between the Washburn Lady Blue tennis team against MIAA opponent Lincoln University of Missouri. “I’ve never been a part of a match that has been that lopsided,” said Washburn head tennis coach Dave Alden. In nine matches consisting of 15 sets, the Lady Blues only failed to win three games. Seniors Jamie Blackim and Alyssa Castillo won 8-3 in the opening No. 1 doubles match 8-3. The Blues would not lose a game the rest of the day. “We still really focused all the way through,” said Alden. “We expected to play well but you never expect to have the scores that we did.” The Blue Tigers of Lincoln came into the match struggling with a 0-7 record on the year. It was a matter of taking care of business for the Blues and not overlooking the Blue Tigers. “Sometimes when you play somebody you outmatch it’s easy to play down. But we didn’t lose focus,” said Alden. Another senior duo of Morgan Rainey and Whitley Zitsch won 8-0 in No. 2 doubles while freshman Casyn Buchman and sophomore Sophie O’Neill blanked Victoria Banks and Gabrielle Quinn in No. 3 doubles. The early lead did not re-

Column: MLB set for wild season

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Cage the Tigers: Sophomore Sophie O’Neill backhands the ball against the Lincoln University Blue Tigers. O’Neill won her singles match in two sets (6-0, 6-0) and her doubles match with freshman Casyn Buchman, 8-0. lax the Lady Blues. Instead of getting complacent Washburn finished singles play with pride. Rainey easily won No. 1 singles while her doubles partner, Zitsch swept Kamaria Brave in No. 3 singles. Blackim, Buchman, and Castillo dominated the lower three singles spots with little problem.

“I’ve never had all singles players win 6-0, 6-0, in my nine years of coaching,” said Alden. O’Neill was the last to finish her singles match as the Lady Blues came away with the sweep in a little over two hours of play. It was an impressive showing and a much needed win for Washburn. The win

brought the Blues back within one game of .500 and game them a comfortable 3-1 record in conference play. “You always want to peak at the right time and it feels like maybe we’re heading in that direction,” said Alden. “For us if we want to do what we’re capable of doing when need to

play well and win the conference tournament.” Washburn will face off April 11 at 2 p.m. at a home match with Northwest Missouri State University. Luke Warnken is a sophomore history education and physical training major. Reach him at

With the final horn sounded in March Madness signaling the end of the sprint to the championship, now comes the beginning of the marathon that is Major League Baseball. Just a week into the season, there are many teams and things that have changed in the sport. In the American League East division, there is a logjam There will be intense competition between the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays. When the race is all said and done, experience trumps youth. The Yankees will win the east division for the second year in a row. In the AL central there isn’t much of a race. Despite the improvements by the Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins and the rest of the division, there won’t be any doubt the Detroit Tigers will run away with the division, ending the race not too long after the all-star game. In the AL west, the Texas Rangers, who are reigning pennant champions will be finally overtaken. With the offseason acquisition of Pujols and CJ Wilson by the Angels, the Halos have put themselves in position to move past their division rivals. With the new playoff setup, the two wild cards will come from the same division. The Rays a n d R e d MAJOR S o x LEAGUES w i l l play one more time for a playoff spot. The Angels however will be in its first World Series in almost a decade. On the senior circuit of the National League, diluted offensive talent combined with pitcher’s parks will see a very competitve year. In the east, the Philadelphia Phillies have been the presumptive pick the last couple of seasons. This season they will be pushed harder than they usually are by the new look Marlins and the youthful Atlanta Braves. Despite the two upstarts’ improvements, the Phillies will be too much to handle and will advance. In the central, a new landscape of players will have little effect. Despite losing the perennial all-star first baseman in Pujols, St. Louis will keep winning. In the west, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants are the two teams contending for divisional supremacy. The ‘Backs will be too much for the Giants. In the wildcard race, this will be the most wide open race of the year. With the Marlins, Braves, Nationals, Giants, Dodgers and the surprising Pittsburgh Pirates, this race will come down to the last weekend. When the dust settles, playoff baseball will return to the Steel City for the first time since a rookie named Barry Bonds suited up. The Pirates will meet up against the Braves who will be in the playoffs again after a recent absence from the postseason. In the playoffs, it’ll be another epic fall as the Angels and the Cardinals will march on deep into October. The Angels will hoist its second World Series title.

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


Sports • Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Photo by Alex Voskoboyev, Washburn Review

Wind up: Junior pitcher Brett Ash picked up his third win of the season last Friday in seven innings pitched. Ash gave up three hits and no runs.

Bods go 3-1 at home Rob Burkett

senior second baseman Boone Plager—who finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and a walk— Offense was the name of as the Bods scored 12 runs on the game last weekend as the the Lions. Senior pitcher Kerry Washburn baseball team took Schachenmeyer tallied the win on Missouri Southern State with a six-inning performance, University in a four-game mash including two strikeouts, while fest. spreading nine hits over his The Lions came into Falley stint on the mound. Field after being swept in three On Saturday, MSSU got off games against the University of the mat offensively, unloading Central Missouri the previous an avalanche of runs. After a weekend. Washburn continued rain delay, the first game would MSSU’s struggles, taking three turn into a one-sided affair in of four games from them. the Lions’ favor. Led by junior On Friday, the two teams infielder Sam Ryan, who had a played a first game that was game-high seven RBI, MSSU relatively sedate in slowly as WASHBURN started comparison to the neither team was BASEBALL rest of the matchups. able to get on the Junior pitcher Brett Ash opened board in the first two innings. up action on the mound for the From the third inning on, howIchabods. Ash proved masterful ever, MSSU pummeled away from the bump as he took down at the ball as they scored three the Lions, throwing a complete in the third inning, six in the game, three-hit performance, fourth inning and three more including six strikeouts. Ash in the fifth inning. They would had a no-hit performance go- finish off the game, scoring 14 ing through 4 and 1/3 innings runs on 13 hits while surrenderbefore MSSU finally managed ing just one hit. to break through. Washburn’s “It was a great team effort,” offense provided just enough said Ryan. “It was nice to get pop to take the win, 3-0. this one to help put the brakes “Brett just did what he is on a tough opponent.” capable of,” said Washburn After taking a beating from Head Coach Steve Anson. “It the Lions, Washburn’s lineup was a great effort by him.” awoke in the rubber match of In the second game, Wash- the weekend. In a wild game burn’s offense exploded early that featured three lead changes and often as the Ichabods, led by and a tie, the Ichabods turned WASHBURN REVIEW

to a platoon of pitchers with no one lasting more than four innings in the game. After jumping out to a one-run lead in the first inning, MSSU reeled off six straight runs in the second and fourth innings to build a lead. Washburn responded by scoring a combined seven runs in the middle third of the game. The Lions wouldn’t give up, however, as they clawed back into the game, tying it in the top of the ninth with a three-run rally. Pinch hitter junior catcher Richard Swan came up in the bottom of the ninth with two runners on and laid down a single to left field, scoring the go-ahead run for the win. “This was a gutsy win for us,” said Anson. “I’m just glad we were able to get this one back.” Looking forward, Washburn looks to take on a four game set against Lincoln University (Mo.) over three days this coming weekend. Washburn is currently in fourth place in the MIAA while LU will continue to look for just its fourth win in the conference as the Blue Tigers attempt to climb out of the conference cellar. Rob Burkett is a senior mass media major. Reach him at robert.

Upcoming Games Lincoln University

April 13 - 4 p.m. April 14 - 2 p.m., 4 p.m. April 15 - noon

at Central Missouri

April 21 - 2 p.m., 4 p.m. April 22 - 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

at Rockhurst University

April 24 - 6 p.m.

Mock draft: Columnist predicts top ten NFL Draft picks Josh Rouse


The Indianapolis Colts are on the clock for the 2012 NFL Draft, which kicks off April 26. With that said, here’s how I see the first ten picks of the first round shaping up. 1. Indianapolis Colts: QB Andrew Luck, Stanford University—This is perhaps the most obvious pick in the entire draft, as Peyton Manning was let go in anticipation of the Colts taking Luck with the No. 1 overall pick. Luck has a terrific arm and all the intangibles you could hope for in an NFL quarterback. Most importantly, he is a great athlete. At the NFL Combine, he put up numbers similar to last year’s top overall pick, mobile Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. All

in all, he has the makings of a future star if his offensive line can keep him on his feet at the pro level. With his athleticism, that shouldn’t be a problem. 2. Washington Redskins: QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor University—With the second most obvious pick in the draft, the Washington Redskins traded up for St. Louis’ No. 2 pick from the No. 6 spot, specifically to get a shot at snagging RG3. Griffin is a terrific mix of size, speed and precision, completing 72.4 percent of his passes for 4,293 yards and 37 touchdowns, with only six interceptions, and rushing 179 times for 699 yards and 10 touchdowns his senior season. He is like a more accurate version of Michael Vick, which makes him one of the most dangerous picks in the draft.

3. Minnesota Vikings: OT Matt Kalil, USC—As a longtime Vikings fan, I would not be surprised to see the Vikings attempt to trade down in this situation. They have multiple needs, including wide receiver, cornerback and safety, but their most glaring issue has been the offensive line for the past few seasons. If they hold on to this pick, they will most likely target this big beast to play left tackle. If they decide to trade down, they will either target Justin Blackmon or Morris Claiborne. 4. Cleveland Browns: RB Trent Richardson, University of Alabama—After losing their top runningback, Peyton Hillis, to the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency, look for the Browns to reload at this position. While they could benefit from adding

a top-flight receiver, they probably would have taken Richardson even if Hillis had stayed. 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: CB Morris Claiborne, LSU—Despite an underwhelming performance on the Wonderlic test, this guy has a terrific football IQ. What’s more, the Buccaneers are always looking for a great cornerback to eventually replace Ronde Barber. While they do have troubled former-Jayhawk Aqib Talib, he is at best maybe one arrest away from obscurity. 6. St. Louis Rams: WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State University—An almost sure-fire stud at the next level, Blackmon seems like the perfect go-to guy for Sam Bradford. His mixture of size and speed gives him exceptional potential to become a great pos-

session receiver in the next two or three years. 7. Jacksonville Jaguars: WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame—Most draft sources have South Carolina DE Melvin Ingram going to the Jags at the No. 7 spot. However, the Jaguars are notorious for making unusual first round picks (see Matt Jones, circa 2005). While either Ingram or North Carolina DE Quinton Couples would be ideal, this pick wouldn’t surprise me. Also, be aware that the Chiefs are looking for a quarterback and may trade up to grab Ryan Tannehill away from the Miami Dolphins. 8. Miami Dolphins: QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M—Assuming the Chiefs don’t trade up to No. 7, this seems like a done deal. Miami offensive coordinator Mike

Sherman would love a chance to mentor his former Aggie quarterback at the pro level. 9. Carolina Panthers: DE Melvin Ingram, University of South Carolina—It’s either Ingram or Coples, simple as that. The Panthers need a pass rusher on the defensive line. They could decide to go for a defensive tackle like Dontari Poe of Memphis, but defensive end makes more sense. 10. Buffalo Bills: OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford University—The Bills took care of their defensive needs in free agency, so expect them to shore up their offensive line with this draft pick.

Josh Rouse is a senior mass media major. Reach him at joshua.


Sports • Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Michael Vander Linden WASHBURN REVIEW

Michael Vander Linden is a freshman biology major. Reach him at michael.



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Band blends genres, unique sound Ryan Ogle


Photo courtesy of Tom Harrington

Art For the Community: (From Left) Rob Peters, Samantha Hays and Katie Child stand in front of the box van used by COACH. The van provides outreach and simulation training for smaller hospitals and rural areas.

Art and nursing students team up

AJ Dome


Washburn graphic art students and the School of Nursing have teamed up to create a new look for Collaborative Outreach Advancing Community Health (COACH). COACH is a mobile unit--a large box van--used by the nursing program to provide outreach and simulation training for smaller hospitals and rural areas. “We mostly provide help and training to critical access hospitals,” said Kathy Ure, director of mobile simulation and community education. “Hospitals like the ones in Holton and Hiawatha are considered ‘critical access.’ They’re small and don’t have the same kind of staff on hand that bigger hospitals like St. Francis does.” The new $3,000 vinyl wrap for the mobile unit comes from a grant from St. Francis Hospital. Ideas for the new design started in early March, and the van is expected to be finished by April 28. “We had a very aggressive timeline,” said Ure. “I thought, ‘how do we make this program very interdisciplinary?’ First, we sat down with the students and just brainstormed. They came up with some really great ideas, took those home and produced this wonderful design.” The three students who

worked on this project are graphic arts major Katie Child, mass media major Rob Peters, and fine arts major Samantha Hays. Child and Peters are senior, and Hays is a junior. “It was pretty neat working on this project,” said Peters. “I think it will look really good. I think the community will like it.” After the designs were refined, they were presented to a board of hospital officials, including the C.E.O. of St. Francis Hospital for the final word. “They loved it,” said Ure. “I don’t think a team of professional graphic designers could’ve done a better job. It looks fabulous.” The vinyl wrap is scheduled to be finalized on Saturday, April 28. On the 28th is a “Day of Dance” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lee Arena. The event will “be an opportunity for families to come and learn about cardiovascular issues, and heart disease.” The event is sponsored by St. Francis and Kansas First News. Vendors, contests and special videos will be part of the day’s events. “We’re premiering the van’s new look then, because we want to give Topeka and surrounding areas a picture of what we’re doing,” said Ure. According to Ure, a good community base is important, especially with a health

care outreach provider such as COACH. “To me, it’s very important that this mobile unit is an expression and validation of the collaboration at Washburn that happens every day,” said Ure. Ure said she couldn’t have accomplished this project without a little bit of help. “This whole program has been a joy to work on,” said Ure. “The students have an opportunity to go out and be part of the community, and the community looks back positively at Washburn. It’s a win-win.” Ure had a few people to thank by the end of the COACH project. “A huge thank you goes out to [Child], [Peters] and [Hays],” said Ure. “They took a chance and ran with it. It’s not easy presenting to hospital and school administration and leaders. They did a fantastic job allaround.” Ure would also like to thank Tom Harrington, a photographer for the group working with the mobile unit.

AJ Dome is a sophomore mass media major. Reach him at

Jayhawk Theater Revival Presents:

Battle Of The Bands! Friday, April 13th. From 7pm - midnight Capital Plaza hotel, regency ballroom

$15 for admission and t-shirt Featuring: Monk’s Wine New inhabitants chris aytes & the good ambition The plugged-in band jolly roger

Sam Sayler is a junior English major. Reach him at samuel.

Dance, Drink & rock on!

Out of the ashes of local rockers Smokin’ Joe comes one of Topeka’s most sonically diversified acts going today: The Rob Wade Band. Consisting of founder/ guitarist/vocalist, Rob Waltman, singer Janelle Parr, bassist Hudson Hamilton and drummer Nico Williams, The Rob Wade Band was given a name that Waltman felt would be more acceptable across different genres of music, which falls right in line with the band’s approach to their music. Combining elements of classic and modern rock, rap, funk and country, The Rob Wade Band offers a mixed bag of sounds and styles for their audience to enjoy. “I’m a fan of all styles of music,” Waltman said in regard to his band’s varied approach. “I like a little bit of everything; it caters to whatever mood I’m in at a given time. I like some rap, so that works its way into the music. There are a few songs that we play live that have some funk elements, and I’ll throw a bit of rap in over the top of that, which people really love. You’ll hear a song with a classic-rock kind of vibe, too. People will hear a song they like and stick around for more. We’ll appease their needs.” Waltman’s ability to blend so many genres comes from a lifetime of inspiration from a cornucopia of artists that spans multiple generations. “My folks were into the old AC/DC, Queen, Van Halen and classic rock stuff, so a lot of that stuff breathes into my music,” said Whitman. “As I got older, I really got into Eminem, Dr. Dre and all those guys. Even the new country stuff that’s out there. You’ll catch me for two or three months, I’ll be on a classic rock kick, and after that, it’ll be modern rock for awhile or even progressive rock. That’s probably why you hear so much diversity in our music. I’m really influenced by guitar-driven songs, songs that are centered on great guitar playing. You don’t hear much of that in the mainstream anymore.” It’s more than just the guitarist’s eclectic taste that gives The Rob Wade Band their

Photo courtesy of Joe Russell

A Little Bit of Everything: (From left) Rob Waltman (guitar/vocals), Janelle Parr (vocals), Nico Williams (drums), Hudson Hamilton (bass). The Rob Wade band prides themselves in combining elements of various genres of music. wide-ranging sound; the members themselves contribute to the array, as well. The addition of Parr, who joined in the summer of 2010, adds what Waltman describes as “a different dynamic that a lot of other bands don’t have.” Parr’s presence has opened up an entirely new realm of possibilities that Waltman and company continue to explore. “There are so many different things we can do with a female singer,” said Waltman. “We do a lot of originals, but add some covers into the set. With the female vocals we can do an Adele or Lady Gaga song.” RWB’s newest recruit is Williams, who is currently studying music performance at Washburn and is a member of the drum line. He has Waltman particularly excited. Williams first came to the band around six months ago as fill-in drummer for one show, but that quickly turned into a full-time gig. “Nico stepped in and added his own dynamic to the old songs,” said Waltman. “At first, I was thinking he’s destroying the song, but once I really listened to what he was doing, I found it was much better than the original. I really believe that if he sticks around, within a year he’ll be one of, if not, the finest drummers in town. He’s

got great chops.” The culmination of this vast array of talent and influence can be heard on the band’s album, “Basement Chronicles,” which was given its name in tribute to the band’s basement rehearsal space. Edgy and energetic rockers like “Cold Hard Bitch” and “Bad Mo’s” rest comfortably alongside the steel drum-flavored toe-tapper “Good Times” and anthemic “Highway.” While the band’s entertaining live performance, complete with a light show and flamboyant stage garb has been an effective means to promote the album, RWB is attempting to see their tunes go viral via a series of pro-shot music videos. With videos for “Good Times” and “Cold Hard Bitch” posted on their website, the band’s most recent foray into the world built, and then abandoned, by MTV will be debuted on April 28th at Skinny’s Sports Bar & Grill, 4016 SW Huntoon St., during a video release party for the song “Summer.” Themed around its title, the video was filmed at Lake Perry and during a pool party, the band played and featured Washburn cheerleaders. Ryan Ogle is sophomore mass media major. Reach him at

Library celebrates the Titanic Michael Vander Linden WASHBURN REVIEW

As one watches one of the most historically great movies of all time, Titanic, they may not realize the historical impact the real event had on the entire world. In 1912, the real Titanic embraced the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, only to never make it to its destination. One hundred years later, the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is doing their part to commemorate this event and bring history back to life for at least a weekend. Two years ago, Brian Adams, a public service specialist at the library realized that the 100th anniversary of the event would be coming up soon. “One hundred years is a big deal for anything,” said Adams. “I knew we really needed to do something.” This is when he got Michelle Stottlemire on board and really began planning the Titanic commemoration. Over the last year, this event has been their main focus, as they’ve planned two days to hopefully educate and entertain people with the history of the tragic

date. “We’re always looking for new and fun but informative programming ideas that interest as many people as possible,” said Adams. On Friday, April 13 at 6:30 pm, the library will be hosting a showing of the 1997 version of Titanic, the classic that everyone remembers. However, it will not just be an ordinary showing. Adams and

Stottlemire, along with two other comedic actors will be wearing microphones to comment on different aspects of the movie as it shows. “When the movie is at its most ridiculous, hopefully we can be funny,” said Adams. “However, when it gets serious, we will too, and hopefully add a little more to the movie.” They will not be the only ones talking about the movie as Adams mentioned there would be many opportunities to chime in and engage in the movie more than just watching. Saturday will be a bit dif-

ferent, as the Exhibit room in the library will be transformed in to Titanic central. When the library opens at 9 am, different areas will be set up with different information that people can learn that is not exactly shown through the movie. Exhibits available vary greatly, including a Morse code table, history of Titanic section, a panel to answer questions, crafts for kids, models of the ship, and even an ice tub for kids to get in that shows a degree of how cold it was in the Atlantic that awful night. Then at 3 pm that afternoon, the 1953 version will be shown. This movie was a hit back in the day, but has seemed to a little forgotten. Both movies will be in Marvin Auditorium. “We encourage everybody to come, and hey, it’s free,” said Adams. “Everyone is welcome, and it’s just as much their library as it is ours. Bring the family and bring the kids and remember the Titanic.” Graphic by Kelsey Wagers, Washburn Review

Michael Vander Linden is a freshman biology major. Reach him at michael.vanderlinden@

Arts and Entertainment • Wednesday, April 11, 2012


This coffee tastes delicious. No joke. Tricia Peterson

Washburn Review

Graphic courtesy of ReThink Topeka

ReThink Topeka hosts final art walk Fatima Oubaid

Washburn Review ReThink Topeka is having its third annual Exhibition and Art Walk on Saturday, April 14 in downtown Topeka. The art walk will consist of many different activities, including lots of art, poetry, music, food and more. ReThink Topeka was first started in 2006 when a couple of local Topeka members decided to help rebuild the community through art and help improve the community’s quality of life, focusing mainly on downtown Topeka. “We were really tired of hearing negative things that were being said about Topeka,” said Justin Marable, one of the co-founders of ReThink Topeka. “So we formed ReThink Topeka to help change everyone’s view, not only inside, but people’s view outside of Topeka, as well.” The art walk is the biggest event put on every year by ReThink Topeka to help bring everyone together and get a chance to really see and appre-

ciate downtown Topeka, while also bringing local communities together. After having a bumpy start getting established and becoming well-known, ReThink Topeka hopes to have the most exciting and biggest art walk yet. “We started preparations eight months ago. Everyone that has been involved is determined to make this year the biggest and the best Art Walk,” said Bailey Marable, one of the co-founders of ReThink Topeka. “Since this will be our last Art Walk, we wanted to go out with a bang instead of just fizzling out. Now that we’ve had two years of experience, everything will be more organized, have higher quality everything and much more activities.” This year, ReThink Topeka received a huge response from local communities for visual arts and musicians. Over 90 artists submitted artwork, and about half of them were accepted into the show by a panel of jurors. Many bands are not only from Topeka, but bands from Lawrence and Kansas City are

scheduled to perform, as well. There also will be many children activities including sidewalk chalk, art activities and more. “I would love if dozens, hundreds or even thousands of people would feel proud to be from Topeka, instead of ashamed,” said Marable. “There are so many wonderful organizations and businesses all around town that have really helped make Topeka a great place to live. The Art Walk will be just another great opportunity for everyone to realize that.” For a small fee of two dollars, you get in to see all the venues and not to mention a neat button. For a complete list of venues, a schedule of events or more information, please visit the ReThink Topeka website at And don’t forget to check out the Art Walk finale on Saturday, April 14. Fatima Oubaid is a freshman mass media major. Reach her at fatima.oubaid@washburn. edu

‘Buddy’, good foreign film Cindy Rose

Washburn Review Netflix has a wide variety of movie genres to browse through and a great selection of foreign films. If you are already a fan of foreign movies, you probably know that Netflix is an excellent source for finding really good ones. If you are not a fan or are indifferent, give them a try anyway. Many of them are so good, you forget you are reading subtitles. Before long, you will find yourself enjoying and understanding more than just the words. Love scenes in foreign films are more erotic and natural, more mysterious and humanizing. The words can be so much more poetic and the phrases more eloquent. Their heroes and heroines aren’t necessarily cookie-cutter beautiful with perfect and thin bodies. I sometimes find myself feeling a little relieved of the pressure to look and be like the kind of people we see in Ameri-

can films. Foreign movies have unpredictable endings. That being said, in case I may have persuaded the uninitiated to give them a try, my first film is a lighthearted comedy from Norway called “Buddy.” “Buddy” is, well, a buddy

were being chased following one of their pranks. They are serendipitously picked up by someone who presents them to a local television station that happens to be looking for a new show. The station producers think the video diary is just what they’re looking for and believe it has the semblance of “Jackass, with a heart.” They contact Kristoffer with an offer, but are a little worried about airing Stig Inge’s Graphic by Linnzi Fusco, Washburn Review phobia and the fact movie. It’s about Kristoffer that his friends get laughs at his and Geir, two good friends with expense. The guys give the go relationship issues, who have ahead and soon become famous recently moved in with their when their reality show is a hit new friend Stig Inge. Stig is a with viewers. quirky web designer and works But fame always comes at out of his home. He’s also a a cost, and this proves true for neat freak with agoraphobia the trio. and hasn’t left the safety of the “Buddy” is a feel-good and complex where he lives for two fun date movie. years. Kristoffer and Geir are billboard hangers, and Kristoffer habitually films their lives and their pranks in his spare time. Cindy Rose is a junior mass Some of the tapes are dropped media major. Reach her at on the ground when the two

If you are looking for good coffee in Topeka that isn’t PT’s, Kansas Daily Grind is the place to go. They serve coffee from the Roasterie Air Roasted Coffee, which is a coffee roasting company in Brookside, a neighborhood in Kansas City, Mo. It started in the basement of Danny O’Neill’s house in 1993 and since then, he has been cutting out the middle-man by ordering coffee beans directly from the farmers. This is great for local communities and for the people buying the coffee. They have their own cafes in Kansas City and Leawood. Located downtown on the corner of 10th and Quincy, it’s a nice spot away from campus to hang out or get homework done while enjoying a nice cup of coffee. The coffee is my favorite thing about KS Daily Grind and why I will keep going back. It’s not too robust, like I find Starbucks coffee to be, and it still has a lot of flavor to it. When I ordered my vanilla ice coffee, the cashier asked how much vanilla I wanted, and if it wasn’t enough, he would add more. Usually, you have to pay for extra, but I didn’t have to here, which I thought was great. They offer various pastries and sweets baked by Pink City Sweets daily, as well as biscuits

Picture by Tricia Peterson, Washburn Review

Local Flavor: Kansas Daily Grind features pastries from the local bakery, Pink City Sweets. Pictured above is their cinnamon swirl coffee cake. They also offer other items, such as biscuits and gravy and brats. and gravy, bratwursts and various lunch specials. I had never heard of Pink City Sweets, located at 3455 SW Brandywine Ct., so I wanted to try something made from there. I ordered a vanilla ice coffee and a cinnamon swirl coffee cake. The coffee cake was moist and a little crisp on the outside, just like it should be. There was just enough cinnamon as not to overpower, and the sweet bread was an almost pound cake-like texture, which I love. I would definitely order this pastry again, especially because the price was just right. With the coffee and my 10 percent student discount, I only paid $4.30, which is what you pay for the coffee alone at Starbucks. My only complaint is that

you have to pay for parking since it is located downtown. The price is $1 per hour, which I think is a little steep, so if you want to stay for long periods of time, you are paying for it. The student discount helps, of course, but it won’t cover the parking charge. To order the Roasterie’s coffee online, go to where you can learn more about the coffee, as well. The Kansas Daily Grind has their website, ksdailygrind. com where they have a 10% discount coupon to download. Check out their Facebook page too. Tricia Peterson is a junior mass media major. Reach her at

‘Hunger Games’ sparks controversy Jordan Loomis

Washburn Review “May the odds be ever in your favor,” has become the most known phrase worldwide over a two-week time span— yes, I’m referring to Suzanne Collin’s “The Hunger Games” which hit theaters officially at midnight on March 22, 2012. Since then, the movie has eased its way into the top grossing movies on opening weekend with $150 million, earning the third top movie in opening weekend history next to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part two and The Dark Knight. The Hunger Games describes a post apocalyptic world where once the 12 separate districts of Panem attempted to overthrow the government in war and lost. In punishment, the Government has forced the 12 districts to provide one man and one woman between the ages of 12 and 18 to fight to the death in order to bring their districts honor and wealth to their families who would starve on their own. The movie follows young Katniss Everdeen, who at 16 years old, volunteered as tribute in her younger sister’s stead and recreates the emotional turmoil of having to comprehend the fact that she may die simply for the governments pleasure in the arena. Despite the expectations and fears that fans had regarding turning a 350-page book into a two and a half hour film, director Gary Ross, did an excellent job. Sure, the film had a minor number of missing details, five in the least, but critics are praising “The Hunger Games” as one of the most sensational films to hit the theaters this year. Personally, as a fan of the book series, I found that the film adaptation to be both riveting and emotionally gripping. Having seen the film twice now, I found that Jennifer Law-

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rence, the actress playing Katniss Everdeen, pulled her youth in to making a strong rebel of a teenage solider. Josh Hutcherson, the lead actor playing Peeta Mellark, also moved into playing his emotionally conflicted role. Although the film is depicted to be a “simple adaptation” towards a novel filled with violence and heartache, “The Hunger Games” is a movie that takes a toll on its viewers and has them thinking about it far after the movie has stopped screening. One major setback has caused a major disturbance amongst movie critics across the nation—the film is receiving huge discriminatory comments towards three of its central characters. To anyone who has a Twitter account, I’m

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sure you’ve seen what I’m talking about. Far too many posts have been reoccurring since the film’s premiere about how three African American characters: Rue, Thresh, and Cinna ruined the film because of their skin color—critics are extremely disappointed in this outcome. If you’d like to see an example of this, please visit an article by Jorge Rivas on (http://colorlines. com/archives/2012/03/on_twitter_hunger_games_fans_demand_to_know_why_black_ characters_are_black.html)

Jordan Loomis is a freshman mass media major. Reach her at jordan.loomis@washburn. edu

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Arts and Entertainment • Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WU student wins NOTO logo contest Fatima Oubaid

Washburn Review The NOTO Arts District recently announced Angela Broadhead, a local artist, as the winner for their logo contest that was held in February. All contestants were to design and submit up to three logos for the NOTO’s upcoming Saturday Market in a way that would best represent the market. “I was actually really surprised when I found out that I had won,” said Broadhead, a senior mass media major at Washburn. “A friend of mine actually told me about the contest. At first, I didn’t think I was going to have the time to create and submit anything, but I ended up creating three different entries. It was great to be able to tell my mom and daughters that I had won, and it was a really fun experience.” Aside from designing the NOTO Saturday market logo, Broadhead works for Kid Stuff Marketing, and she does freelance artwork and volunteer artwork, while also being a copywriter. With more than 20 years of advertising experience, Broadhead has created many different logos and designs for restaurants and food chains across the nation and even international chains. “It’s really cool to go to a restaurant and see designs on

either the kids’ toy package or an advertising poster outside the food place and know that I created it,” said Broadhead. “I’ll sometimes even see people wearing a shirt I designed years ago and the fact that they are still wearing it is a huge compliment to me.” What makes Broadhead

niture throughout my home. It gives it a modern touch to the place.” Broadhead has a booth in the NOTO district downtown Topeka that is open on First Fridays and a booth in downtown Lawrence where she sells her crafted Antiques. Not to mention she creates

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And the Logo Winner Is: This is the winning logo, created by Angela Broadhead, a local artist, who also is a Washburn student. The logo will be displayed on their market bags as well as all around NOTO. especially unique is her interest in antiques and her ability to take a bunch of different used pieces of material and create something new and unique to use inside a home. “I love catering to the students,” said Broadhead. “I am always fixing up different things so students and everyone else will have something different for their dorms or apartments. I also collect old advertisements and have a bunch of unique fur-

all different types of designs such as t-shirts, logos, advertisements, album covers, copywriting, and much more. For more information about Broadhead or to find out how you can get artwork designed from her, contact her at (785) 220-8452 or e-mail her at Fatima Oubaid is a freshman mass media major. Reach her at fatima.oubaid@washburn. edu.

Percussionist passionate for music

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“My recital is dedicated to the first teacher that I ever had who passed away recently,” said Cook. “His name was Gary Via. Gary was the first one who told me that I could play one of the pieces I’m performing in the recital when I was a freshman. This piece is usually played by percussionists for this doctorate’s. Now, as a fully rounded percussionist, I’m performing it and dedicating it to him.” Another piece that Cook is performing is being dedicated to her friends and family because that’s who its about. “The piece is entitled

‘College Life’,” said Cook. “It involves a lot of flying movements.” There’s also a surprise featured in that piece, but to see it, Cook said to attend the recital. A large portion of Cook’s reputation at Washburn University has derived from being part of pep band, but that knowledge really hadn’t hit Cook until this past year when a certain fan came up to talk to her. “There’s this little boy who came up to me and gave me cookies and his parents would tell me ‘he likes watching you more than the actual game,’ “said Cook. “So, I gave him my drumsticks and signed them for

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him – it was beyond cute. I really hope he’s at my recital so that I can see him again.” Cook’s main ambition, as it has been for her entire career at WU, was just to fuel her passion further, which she hopes will show in her final recital. “I just want to perform,” said Cook, “that’s why I got this degree—I’m a performer; I always will be.” Cook’s performance is scheduled for 3 p.m., April 15, in White Concert Hall. Jordan Loomis is a freshman mass media and art major. Reach her at jordan.loomis@

Grand Opening of the Saturday Market: The NOTO board cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of the NOTO Saturday Market, last Saturday. The market will run through the summer and end in November.

Saturday Market opens to all Tricia Peterson

Washburn Review The NOTO Saturday Market opened last Saturday, and although it was rainy, they still kicked it off with style. Because they chose the location under the Kansas Avenue bridge, the rain was not a problem and in the future, the sun won’t be one either. The ribbon cutting started at 9:30 a.m. and included speeches by various people in the community who have been largely involved in promoting and making the market become a success. They included, John Hunter, co-chair for NOTO, Kansas senator Laura Kelly, Barry Feaker, director of the Topeka Rescue Mission, Randy Speaker, deputy city manager of Topeka, John Knight, director of Shawnee country parks and recreation, and William Beteta, executive director for Heartland Visioning. They each spoke about their part in making the Saturday market happen. Anita Wolgast, co-chair for the market, started by introducing everyone involved and talking about the market being under the bridge. “This weather was planned,” Wolgast said referring to the rain. “We wanted it to rain so you could appreciate that bridge covering you, and that same bridge will cover you when the sun is beating down on you this summer. We think it’s the perfect location.” Kelly was largely involved in visioning North Topeka as somewhere that would be great for antique dealers to be located. She owns an older, large house that she enjoys filling with antiques and frequently goes antiquing. Kelly knows that people want to be able to search for antiques in one area, not spread out, which got her to thinking NOTO would be the perfect spot in Topeka for an antique district. “I like antiques, go to antique stores on a regular basis,” said Kelly. “I never thought it would happen, but fortunately we have [Wolgast] and [Hunter] and all the others have been involved in this, it’s been miraculous to watch. This is just the beginning. This is going to grow. This is going to be huge and become a destination.” Jim Ogle, board member for NOTO, had some interesting things to say about the development of NOTO Saturday Market. He came across many negative comments in his jour-

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Despite Negative Attitudes: The NOTO board, and others involved in the market, spoke on Saturday about how hard work and collaboration helped overcome some of the negativity they received in the community. ney to make the market become a reality. “I was told many times that, ‘It’s not gonna happen in Topeka,’ ‘Things like this won’t happen in Topeka,’ ‘Nobody will buy into this attitude,’ ‘We have artists in Topeka?’ ‘You’re not gonna be successful,’ – all sorts of crap, pure D crap,” said Ogle. “It’s good in our fields as fertilizer, but we did a little fertilizing here in North Topeka and look at the success we’ve had. Collaboration works. The next time you hear someone shooting off their mouth that they can’t do this in Topeka, tell them we can and we did.” Jerry Farley, Washburn president, was also present and had a couple of his own things to say. He contributed the success of NOTO to the power of partnerships and people working together in our society to make something great happen. “The hurdles that had to be overcome to make this happen were absolutely incredible,” said Farley. “Money was an important part of it, but people were really the key to it, and they have amassed, got all of you involved. They’ve got a board that’s active, they’ve engaged the mission, the city, the television stations. All of this occurs because of what they started

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with, and it really is what they started with. This idea of partnerships is what made it happen in the end. Each one of you is willing to contribute your time and your effort, and each one of you is willing to dream that this could actually occur, and without that dream, we couldn’t be standing here under the bridge.” Beteta finished the ribbon cutting event by joining everyone in a celebratory “Wahoo!” Beteta said he has become known as “the wahoo guy” and explained it’s all about celebrating. “It’s about when we have things like this, we want to celebrate,” said Beteta. “Because when we celebrate, we get excited and when we get excited, we want do more. That is what we are trying to do with a community like Heartland Visioning; we want to do more.” Beteta then led the crown in one big “Wahoo,” where everyone raised their hands and yelled it at the top of their lungs. The NOTO Saturday Market will be held 7 a.m. until Nov 3, 2012. For more information, go to their website,

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