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Author Speaks to Mabee Audience about ‘Our Boys’ AJ Dome

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A short story quickly became a lengthy book about small-town life for one big-city reporter. Kansas City native Joe Drape spoke at White Concert Hall on Tuesday night as part of Washburn’s iRead Program. The topic of discussion was Drape’s book “Our Boys,” a detailed cross-section of the Smith Center, Kan. high school football team. Drape, a New York Times journalist, moved his family to the small town in the exact center of the continental United States, and lived there for nine months while documenting and observing the comings and goings of people living in Smith Center (population 1,931). Drape’s journey to Washburn began in 2007, when he was on a train headed back to New York. Upon reading a newspaper, he saw a brief about the Smith Center Redmen, who hold the national record for most points scored in the first quarter of a game (72 points in 2006.) “I love doing stories back here,” said Drape. “I was kind of between things, so I picked up the phone to call the school and see what it was all about.” After getting in touch with the Redmen’s coach Roger Barta, Drape’s curiosity was piqued, and he decided to write a story about the Redmen and the community of Smith Center. He ar-

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Listening to a Listener: Joe Drape relaxes with students during an informal interview earlier Tuesday before his lecture that evening in White Concert Hall. Drape’s lecture was about the experiences writing his book “Our Boys,” a feature on the Smith Center, Kan. high school football team. rived in November 2007, with his family in town. “When you go do these things, you go to the center of town to the cafe,” said Drape. “That’s where you find the broad cross-section of the place.” In the cafe, Drape found this cross-section-- “police officers, old farmers, and the Lutheran ladies club”--introduced himself, and explained what he was doing there. “That’s where the title came from, was within that first hour,” Drape said. “They weren’t talking about ‘the team,’

or ‘the Redmen’ or anything else, state with 300 victories to his cathey just kept reer. talking about “The “ I’ve done stories ‘our boys.’” first thing After behe said to like this before, but ing invited to me was this was the most a communi‘what we ty volleyball pleasant experience do here game, Drape ain’t about I’ve ever had met Barta. ” winning or Barta would losing, it’s - Joe Drape go on to win about raisjournalist his 300th caing kids,’” reer game in said Drape. November Ini2009. He is tially, one of three active coaches in the Drape wrote a much shorter

story intended for page space in the New York Times. On his way back to Kansas City, he got a call from the Times. The editors wanted to run Drape’s story on the front page, above the fold with images. “It was a really bad news day, and they were looking for a ‘bright,’ a story that won’t make people really depressed when they read it,” Drape said. After the article was published, Drape received phone calls and emails from random strangers, talking about their small-town lives or expressing

interest in the story. That’s when something clicked for Drape. “On my way home, I called my wife and said ‘you know, there’s probably a good book down here,’” said Drape. After getting the book proposal approved, Drape began the most difficult step--convincing his wife to quit her job and move to Kansas for the sake of the story. Drape’s convincing worked, and then him and his wife moved to small-town America. “It was mind-blowing in a lot of ways,” said Drape. “The silence was deafening. It was just so weird not to hear things.” Over the next nine months, Drape took note of the personal, emotional and cultural nuances of the Redmen and the community supporting them. “I’ve done stories like this before, but this was the most pleasant experience I’ve ever had,” said Drape. White Concert Hall was half-full of people listening to Drape’s stories about his expectations for the book versus what actually happened. “You can never anticipate the direction which a story will turn,” said Drape.

AJ Dome is a junior mass media major. Reach him at andrew. dome@washburn.edu.

Student government election results are in

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The freshman elections for the Washburn Student Government Association took place Thursday, Sept. 6, for the 20122013 school year at Washburn University. Kathleen Longhofer, Connor England, Keegan Russell, Kolin Klozenbucher and Damian Barron will be inducted tonight at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Kansas Room by Meredith Kidd dean of students. Freshmen inductees don’t know the process of induction before induction actually occurs. “I am super excited for my induction tonight, said Keegan Russell freshman senator. As can be expected I am a little nervous but only because I have no idea what it will be like.” “The process in itself is actually pretty short. Dean Kidd will speak for a few minutes, and then he will swear the new senators in,” said Shelbie Konkel chief of staff for WSGA. “I’m excited to welcome the new Senators this evening, and I look forward to working with them. We have an awesome group of freshman senators who are already very willing to contribute

to WSGA.” The WSGA was established in 1909 for the purpose of representing and acting in the interest of Washburn University students. “Once the Oath of Office has been administered, they will take their seats among the Senate, and we’ll begin our meeting as usual, ” said Konkel. She also said the aspirations set this year are individualized. “Our goals for this year are

pretty unique. We are working on minimizing programming within the organization, and focusing more on how the organization can help students in a more representative manner,” said Konkel. We are working on initiatives would enable students better communicate with WSGA, and for WSGA to react to students’ wants and needs. This organization has created an academic and extracurricular environment to benefit students through programs and to work to sustain and improve them each year.

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Tess Wilson is a senior English major. Reach her at tess.wilson@washburn.edu.

Election Candidates for WSGA 2012 PRESIDENT / VICE-PRESIDENT CANDIDATES: Eric Benedict & Caprice Cortez, 170 PRESIDENT / VICE-PRESIDENT WRITE-IN CANDIDATES:

Michael Kitowski & Jessie McGown, 14 SENATORIAL CANDIDATES: 1. Jessie McGown, 157 2. Brett R. Johnson, 150 3. Cassandra White, 148 4. Shelbie Konkel, 147 5. Anthony Ho, 140 6. Ashley Habiger, 137 7. Josh Rosebaugh, 135 8. Jared Dechant, 132 9. Randi Ann McAfee, 131 10. Micah Offermann, 130 11. Adam J. Fritz, 129 12. Ty Concannon, 129 13. Garrett Fenley, 128 14. David Haase, 118 15. Hayley Strutt, 118 16. Katie Lawless, 116 17. Rosemary Henderson, 113 18. Binbin Wu, 105 19. Chris Bird, 102 20. Betsy Wooden, 101 21. Jon Trotter, 89

SENATORIAL WRITE-IN CANDIDATES: Shea Kirsop, 16 Andrew Boyce, 8

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David Hartley Landscape Drawings: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Neese Gray Theatre Lobby, Garvey Fine Arts Center Scorch on the Porch—Talk like a Pirate Day: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Memorial Union, Stauffer Commons SNOW meeting: noon to 1 p.m., Petro 220 Community and Alumni Team meeting: 5 to 7 p.m., LLC, Blair Room Shawnee County’s Largest Workout: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Yager Stadium Thursday, Sept. 20

David Hartley Landscape Drawings: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Neese Gray Theatre Lobby, Garvey Fine Arts Center Stargazing—Crane Observatory: 8 to 9:30 p.m., Stoffer Science Hall Women’s soccer at University of Central Missouri: 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21

David Hartley Landscape Drawings: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Neese Gray Theatre Lobby, Garvey Fine Arts Center Volleyball vs. Pittsburg State University: 7 p.m., Lee Arena Saturday, Sept. 22

Delta Gamma Anchor Slam (Basketball Tournament): 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., SRWC Volleyball vs, University of Central Oklahoma: 2 p.m., Lee Arena 1st Annual AΔ AΔA Sand Volleyball Tournament: 5 p.m. Women’s soccer at Southwest Baptist University: Noon Football at University of Central Oklahoma: 2:37 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23

Observatory Open House: 8 to 9:30 p.m., Stoffer Science Hall Monday, Sept. 24

David Hartley Landscape Drawings: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Neese Gray Theatre Lobby, Garvey Fine Arts Center Tuesday, Sept. 25

David Hartley Landscape Drawings: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Neese Gray Theatre Lobby, Garvey Fine Arts Center September Student Leadership Council Meeting: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., LLC—Blair Room Same Sex Marriage: A Civil Debate: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Henderson 100 Don’t see your event in the calendar? Call the Review newsroom at 670-2506 to have your event included in an upcoming edition. It’s FREE.

Tess Wilson

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One of Topeka’s best-kept secrets has been kept too well for too long. The Topeka Natural Food Co-op at 503 SW Washburn Ave. is a veritable cornucopia of locally-grown produce and freshly-baked bread, specialty foods, baking needs and much more. Since 1975, the co-op has been providing the Topeka community with wholesome, natural foods and an environment that encourages social responsibility, sustainability and general well-being. 2013 will mark the co-op’s ninth year at its Washburn Avenue location. Conveniently located and offering everything from apple pie to zucchini, it is truly a one-stop shop for any Topekan. Its cozy, friendly atmosphere makes it a vital and unique part of the community. “It’s not like any other store in Topeka,” said Jensen Moore, Washburn sophomore and employee since 2010. “It’s not generic.” Two features in particular make the co-op unlike most stores in the area. Despite its modest size, the co-op offers a large bulk section, where customers can measure out grains, beans and mixes from convenient bins that take up most of one wall of the store. An impressive array of

spices takes up the rest of the wall and customers are encouraged to bring their own spice jars to fill. The co-op also features a wide selection of foods and supplements that cater to those with dietary concerns or those who simply feel like a making a healthy change. “It’s a great place for those who are trying to make more healthy decisions, and we have numerous products for those who have restrictions,” said Moore. Another reason customers are so loyal and passionate about the co-op is a strong emphasis on community involvement. Rachael Savage, marketing administrator and community networking coordinator, strongly believes in maintaining a “Community Education Initiative.” The latest installment of this initiative will be a free class on Oct. 13, taught by local author and activist Marjorie Van Buren. The class, called “Food Labeling and the Content Behind It,” will force consumers to face the facts and fictions behind the labels on their food. “We’re really encouraging people to take the class, not only because it’s free, but because there are so many misleading labels on foods,” said Savage. “It’s good information for the community to have.” Classes at the co-op are held monthly, and cover a wide range

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Locally grown: The Topeka Natural Food Co-op offers a wide selection of locally-grown produce and fresh breads. The co-op has been open since 1975. of topics. Later this month, Coop member Jessica Reed will be teaching a class that will explore the basics of veganism and, in November, member Barbara Smith will teach a baking class focusing on the making and storing of pre-made mixes. Co-op classes are a good place to learn from other members of the Topeka community. People are not only encouraged to sign up for these affordable classes, but also to contribute to the

community by teaching their own classes. “We’re always happy to have someone teach the community their craft or skill,” said Savage. The co-op also hosts weekly “Veggie Nights,” during which local farmers bring fresh produce to distribute among grateful customers. Although the event is one that people sign up for in the spring, it will be taking place every Friday until November, and there are often some leftovers for the curious customer.

Conveniently located and community-minded, the Topeka Natural Food Co-op is truly a treasure for the Topeka community. Co-op membership is by no means required, but always encouraged. More information about co-op classes, products and membership is available on their Facebook page or at (785) 2352309. Tess Wilson is a senior English major. Reach her at tess.wilson@washburn.edu.

Can Emporia enters sixth year Fatima Oubaid

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From Sept. 29 until Nov. 2 the Washburn Student Government Association will be hosting their sixth Can Emporia. The Can Emporia is a charity competition held against Emporia to see who can collect the most cans for their local food drive. It was started due to the deficit amount of community action as a way to incorporate more commun i t y activity. “It is a great way to reach out to the community,” said Anthony Ho the WSGA administrative assistant. “At the end of the day we all do live in Topeka. Giving back makes the university proud and in turn that makes students proud to come here [Washburn].” In the past the WSGA has raised around 20,000 cans.

This year, their goal is to collect more than 40,000 cans. “I would like to see all kinds of students get involved, not just the same people that get involved every time,” said Micah Offermann the WSGA public relations director. “I would like to also see the surrounding community get more involved. I know we’re reaching out to local businesses this year and we’re also reaching out to churches.” All donations will go to the Topeka Rescue Mission. Anyone interested in donating any cans can drop them off in the WSGA office, any of the drop boxes in the Memorial Union, participating departments and the

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Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. For more information about Can Emporia contact Chase Sachs at ccad@mywsga.com or stop by the WSGA office.

Fatima Oubaid is a sophomore mass media major. Reach her at fatima.oubaid@washburn.edu.

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New record store takes one back in time

Michelle Boltz

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Step back into time and reflect on a music era long gone and reminisce about childhood when entering Topeka’s newest record store, Time Machine Records and More. It opened its doors for business September 1, and is the brainchild of Charlie Deiker and Brent Smith. Both Dieker and Smith combined their own vinyl collections and memorabilia, and are planning to add much more as business progresses. Time Machine Records and More offers more than just music, they offer the experience to go back into time. Dieker’s specialty is memorabilia that includes ‘old new stock,’ which means ‘old merchandise that is still brand new.’ One unique item that Dieker cherishes is a Spike Jones toy drum set from the 1930s that is in mint condition. Another is an early 1940s Ferris wheel made by Chen, a popular toy maker that was well-known during that time. There is also a Cracker Jack baseball bat from the 1920s. “It’s a fun experience that parents and grandparents had when they were young,” said

Deiker. Time Machine Records and More specialize in vinyl, for new and old collectors alike. Their collection ranges from the 1940s to the middle 1980s, but will add newer vinyl in the near future. Vinyl is definitely making a comeback, and produces a crisp, cool sound when played. “Vinyl has a personality. Not only the cover is sweet, but also contains the band or artist’s biography, discography, photos, books and so much more,” said Deiker. “They promote a personality that’s closer to the artist.” Smith has been in the record business for seven years, and does business online as well. His specialty is music from the 1950s through the early 1980s. Time Machine Records and More leans more toward a rock genre, but also carries Doo Wop and Blues as well. Deiker’s music interests range from 1950s to 1970s rock. Smith also specializes in imports, special press releases, colored vinyl and specialty labels. Time Machine’s best sellers are definitely 1960s and early 1970s rock. Music doesn’t have to be expensive. Time Machine has an “El Cheapo” bin with

vinyl ranging from $1-3, and a large 45 collection ranging from $1-5. Time Machine Records and More carry a large Beatles vinyl collection along with their solo projects. There is also a Huge Kiss collection, along with autographed albums and books, comic books, and Kissopoly (A Kiss version of Monopoly). One thing that Time Machine Records and More does that is unique from other record stores is provides a plastic clear jacket for each album, and puts the record separate from the inside of the cover. Included on a sticker is the year the album was released, artist, title, and the grade, whether it is mint, new, or good condition. Time Machine Records and More carries local artist Mike Finnigan from Lawrence on vinyl. The Jerms was a group from the 1960s from Topeka which released a few 45s, and came close to recording a full-length album. Time Machine has a few autographed copies from The Jerms that are very hard to find. Josh Torrez, a part-time employee and recent Washburn grad, feels like he’s in

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Get in to the groove: Time Machine Records, located at the corner of 21st and Washburn, specializes in music from the 1950s to the early 1980s. The business, which opened on September 1, also offers a variety of memorabilia from artists such as The Beatles and Kiss. a time machine and enjoys learning about the earlier music that his generation isn’t really familiar with. Torrez has a degree in Criminal Justice, and is currently pursuing a second degree in Spanish. “You feel it when you walk in the door,” said Torrez. Time Machine Records and More is located on the corner of 21st and Washburn.

Customers love the location of the business, and it is near an active campus along with great parking and lighting. They are closed on Mondays, but are open Tuesday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. “Topeka has been ready for a new record store for

some time now,” said Deiker. “It will definitely be a fun experience to check out and encounter items and music that is hard to find and that you don’t hear too often enough anymore.” Michelle Boltz is a junior mass media major. Reach her at michelle.boltz@washburn.edu.

Debate on WU’s campus Rain postpones movie Tricia Peterson

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The controversial debate about whether or not same-sex marriage is good for society, will be addressed on Washburn’s campus. “We want to bring in different topics that aren’t seen as much and we feel like they should be,” said Bianca Martinez, director of cultural enrichment for the campus activities board. “We’re not on either side, CAB is on a neutral basis.” This topic is currently an im-

portant one as this is an election year and voters will be responsible for making the decision as to whether and how to recognize same-sex relationship. John Corvino, a philosophy professor form Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Corvino is known nationally as a speaker on LGBT issues and has also been known as “The Gay Moralist”. He is also a regular columnist for 365gay.com and other venues. Maggie Gallagher, the co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage will debate this topic at 7 p.m. on Tuesday,

Sept. 25 in Henderson Learning Resources Center, Room 100. NOM is the pre-eminent national organization fighting to protect marriage as the union of husband and wife. This event is hosted by the Campus Activites Board and to find out more about it check out their Facebook page at https:// www.facebook.com/WUCAB/ events. Tricia Peterson is a junior mass media major. Reach her at patricia.peterson@washburn.edu.

Amanda Narverud

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Due to the high winds and rain last Thursday evening the scheduled Movie on the Lawn showing “Ferris Beuler’s Day Off” was rescheduled to Thursday, Oct. 4. The 1978 classic “Grease” will still be shown Thursday, Sept. 27 on the south side of the statehouse lawn starting at 7:30 p.m. Movie on the Lawn is part of Top City Thursdays and is presented by Downtown Topeka, Inc., Matthew W. Gassen, Topeka and Shawnee County Public

Library and seveneightfive magazine. “The best thing about Movie on the Lawn is that everyone, no matter their age, can enjoy a great movie under the stars with the Statehouse as the backdrop,” said a representative from seveneightfive magazine. “It’s free, fun and in downtown.” Attendees are encouraged to bring friends and blankets to enjoy the movie. The Capitol discourages lawn chairs on the grass, but they are welcome on the sidewalk. Picnics are also welcome, alcohol, however is not allowed, and vending stands

will be available including, SodaWorks with vintage soda and Hot Rod Hot Dogs and more. According to seveneightfive magazine this is a great opportunity for college student to experience downtown Topeka. Movie on the Lawn is a great community event that is free and fun.

Amanda Narverud is a junor mass media major. Reach her at amanda.narverud@washburn. edu.

Pirates take over Scorch on the Porch

Richard Kelly

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An accustomed event for many Washburn students will have an extra flair today. Scorch on the Porch, which takes place just north of the Memorial Union, is an event that has taken place at Washburn since 2002. Held a few times a semester, it is usually a themed event. Wednesday’s theme is in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is also Wednesday. The event begins at 11 a.m. and will conclude around 1:30 p.m. The event will include live entertainment from Kansas City’s The Stolen Winnebagos, a $5 meal, and a sidewalk sale courtesy of the Ichabod Shop. The meal will consist of jerk chicken quarters with mango salsa, beans and rice, Jamaican spiced rum cake, and fruited water and tea. Proper attire is encouraged, with a prize awarded to anyone who dresses up like a pirate. For questions, contact Janet Rutherford, assistant director of business services for the Memorial Union, at (785)670-1454 or janet.rutherford@washburn.edu.

Richard Kelly is a senior double major in mass media and social work. Reach him at richard. kelly@washburn.edu Graphic by Kelsey Wagers


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Talk Like a Pirate Day is today and we at the Review were curious who students preferred, pirates or zombies?

“Do you prefer zombie or pirate movies, and why?” “Zombie movies because zombies are much cooler.”

“Pirates because they have worked out pretty well so far.”

Abby Lechnew, freshman, health administration

Arissa Utemark, senior, film

“Pirates because they are closer to reality.”

“I’d rather see a zombie movie. They have nmore action and make you jump thriller.”

Robin Hoover, retail clerk, Ichabod Shop

Alexis Lemons, sophomore, art and theater

Graphic by Maggie Pilcher, Washburn Review

“Zombies ordinance.”

Ricardo Leal, senior, political science

Barbara Sheton, junior, history

“I like pirate movies. I like Johnny Depp, I thought his interpretation of a pirate with the eye make-up was awesome.”

Interviews and photos by Bradley Parrales

The Review’s photo caption contest The Washburn Review staff posts pictures every week for a photo caption contest. We then vote on which quote we like the best. If you see your quote below, that means you won. For the next photo caption contest check our Facebook page periodically for your chance to win. Stephen Potter : “Too bad ‘Green Man’ was taken...” Melissa Viergever: “The lost member of the Blue man Crew....Found at Washburn getting an education, and a stretch!” Eric: “My balls, my decision.”

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Question: I find myself overwhelmed a lot with school and work. I don’t know if I should focus more on my education or on making money. What do I do? That is the question of everyone on campus. But the real question is: which is more important to you? For some people, the degree is enough, and they don’t care about GPA. If you don’t care about your GPA, make money. However, if what you’re after is a 4.0 and a full ride to Harvard, you definitely need to hit the books with a vengeance. Real World Advice 101: if you don’t have one, buy a planner. Get up in the morning, try not to get trashed on a regular basis, and actually do your homework. Be proactive. Also, getting adequate sleep alone will lower your stress level. Make time work for you. By spending 30 minutes a day

less on Facebook, or whatever “filler” stuff you do (including stressing out and thinking about how you “should” be doing things), you’ll “invent” 3 more hours in your week. Always ask yourself in the moment, “is what I’m doing getting me closer to what I want?” because ultimately, it comes down to what you dedicate yourself to. The “Bullet Proof Success Formula for Life,” it is this: Step 1: Be committed. Actually DO what you want to do, don’t just wish (or daydream) about doing it. Step 2: Take responsibility. Step 3: Be willing to sacrifice to get there.

If you would like Raz’s advice, email your question to realworldraz@gmail.com. Look for this column every week on this opinion page for your answer.

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Avoiding the Sting: Washburn’s Valerie Harms (2) tries to out jump an ESU defender for a header during the Lady Blues’ home opener against Emporia State University. Washburn was able to notch their first win of the season against the Lady Hornets on a Tia Stovall kick at the 6:36 mark in the first half. The win also gave Washburn a 1-0 record in MIAA play. The Blues travel to Missouri Thursday and Saturday for two more conference games, this time against the Jennies of Central Missouri and the Southern Baptist Lady Bearcats.

Luke Warnken

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Big game. Big rivalry. Home opener. Turnpike Tussle. Zero wins on the season. No matter how one looks at it, the game against Emporia State University was one the Lady Blues soccer team needed to win. Losing to ESU is a no-no for any Washburn team, but for the Blues, the game was much more. “To come in 0-4 against an archrival, against Emporia State, and play the way we did,” said Tim Collins, Washburn head soccer coach. “Really happy with my team.” The Lady Blues have played hard over their first

four games of the season, but never managed to come away with the win. Last Friday, Sept. 14, WU was able to overcome those demons, or Hornets that is, and get their first win on the season against ESU (2-3-0, 0-1-0 MIAA.) Washburn (14-0, 1-0-0 MIAA) snapped a 16-match winless streak on a Tia Stovall goal from 8-yards out. Stovall, a senior, was able to get her first goal on the season off of an assist from fellow senior, Lindsey Lambert, just a little over six and a half minutes into the game. “We decided that we were gonna start with a clean slate after four games,” said Stovall. “This is just the beginning of what we can do.” Stovall’s goal was the first goal made by a Washburn play-

er this year without the name Caysie Beetley. And for the fourth team this season, Washburn managed to outshoot their opponents. The Lady Blues attacked the Hornet defense firing nine shots while limiting ESU to only. Sophomore Tori Fuglister was solid in goal for the Blues, coming up with two saves. “A shutout over the rival is just amazing,” said Fuglister. “We haven’t done it in a really long time.” Washburn came into the game off of a shutout in their previous game, a 3-0 defeat to the Colorado School of Mines. Instead of throwing in the towel after a tough loss, the Blues maintained they’re focus. “It shows we have a lot of heart to go from a game where

we got outshot 31-0 to win the next conference game against a rival,” said Fuglister. The Lady Blues had almost a week to forget about the loss to Colorado Mines and to prepare for ESU and took advantage of practice time. “We played ever so well,” said Collins. “Dominant in many facets of the game.” Getting a win in conference play was suppose to be a rarity for the Lady Blues, picked to finish second to last in the MIAA preseason polls. But Washburn will look to keep momentum going with their Friday night win in Yager Stadium. “Their confidence that they showed tonight really allows us to have a nice kick start going into the rest of conference play,” said Collins. Washburn will then get back on the road for their next four games, all against conference opponents. The Lady Blues will travel to Missouri for the first two games. On Thursday, Sept. 20 the Blues will face the University of Central Missouri Jennies (4-0-2, 1-0-1 MIAA) who are coming off of a 1-1 tie with new MIAA member Univeristy of Nebraska-Kearney. The Lady Blues will then head to Bolivar, Mo. on Saturday, Sept. 22 for a chance to improve to 3-4, 3-0 MIAA against the Southern Baptist Lady Bearcats (4-3-0, 1-1-0 MIAA.)

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Using your Head: Senior midfielder Lindsey Lambert heads the ball forward during play in WU’s home opener against ESU. Lambert had an assist on the lone goal in the contest.

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Sports • Wednesday, September 19, 2012

No. 9 Washburn overcomes second half scare

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Trudging on: Washburn jumped out to 24-10 lead going into halftime against Northeastern State University. WU lost the ground battle as NSU outrushed the Ichabods 251 yards to WU’s 117 yards.

Drew Egnoske

WASHBURN REVIEW

Saturday night’s game between the Ichabods and the Northeastern State University Riverhawks was the hardest test of the year for Washburn.

A game that appeared to be well in hand for the Bods turned quickly into a nail biter in the second half. Early in the first quarter, the Riverhawks marched down the field and made a 46-yard

field goal on their first possession. The Ichabods answered back with a touchdown from quarterback Mitch Buhler to Tore’ Hurst on their first series to take a 7-3 lead. The lead was short lived as NSU scored a

touchdown of their own on the next drive. The first quarter ended with Washburn stopping NSU on a three and out. The punt by the Riverhawks was the first play of the second quarter and also the first score by the Ichabods when cornerback Devon Connors blocked the kick and also retrieved the ball for a score. “Devo came up big,” said Head Coach Craig Schurig. The second quarter was all Washburn as kicker Jeremy Linn knocked in a 26-yard field goal and running back Kameron Stewart capped off the quarter with a 1-yard score. The Ichabods held NSU scoreless to finish out the first half, taking the lead into the locker room 24-10. The game turned into a tale of two halves. NSU managed to make some key halftime adjustments and came back out to hold Washburn scoreless in the 3rd quarter. The Riverhawks were unable to score in the third either, but scored early in the fourth quarter, The touchdown brought the Riverhawks back within one score as they now trailed 24-17. NSU then held the Ichabods to a three and out and came back down the field

to score a field goal cutting the lead to just four with seven minutes still left to play. Washburn hoped to run out the clock much like they had done in the first game against Kearney. This would not be the scenario that would play out and the Ichabods found themselves in a position where they might lose this game. “It was a tough game. This was the toughest team we’ve played so far. A more physical team,” said Hayden Groves, Washburn running back. “We were having a tough time getting anything going.” With 1:42 left, the Riverhawks had one last chance to score. At this point, the leaders of the Ichabods’ defense needed to step up and lead their team to victory. Connors was the man who stepped up for a second time. An athlete can go their whole career and only dream of being able to carry a team to victory by making a huge game winning play. Connors was able to live out that dream on Saturday when he made a diving interception to deny the Riverhawks their last hope. “We knew we had to make a big play. We just kept saying ‘make a big play, make

a big play’. And the game turned around and ended in our hands,” said Connors. Connors was later named the MIAA special teams athlete of the week. Schurig, not overly pleased with the performance, was relieved to get out of this one with a win, “It’s a lot better going into next week with a struggling win than with a struggling loss,” said Schurig. NSU gained more total yards on the game than the victorious Ichabods. The Riverhawks ended the the game with 423 total yards to WU’s 286. The Bods managed to force three key turnovers and Connors’ blocked punt turned out to be the difference in the game. Next week the Ichabods travel to Edmond, Okla. to face the Central Oklahoma Bronchos. The Bronchos are looking for their first win of the season and are currently 0-3. If the Ichabods win on Saturday they will be 4-0 for the second time under Schurig. Drew Egnoske is a senior mass media major. Reach him at drew.egnoske@washburn. edu.

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Tennis teams continue to improve Luke Warnken

WASHBURN REVIEW

What’s crazy about college athletics is that there is no such thing as an offseason. Unlike high school sports where one sport transitions into the other for many young athletes, college athletes are constantly playing one sport trying to perfect their craft. Washburn’s men’s and women’s tennis teams will play a good chunk of their season in the spring, but that doesn’t meant they can’t use the fall as a time to develop. Both tennis teams kicked off their fall season at home on Sept. 7 with the Washburn Invitational. The women’s team is looking to rebuild after losing a gigantic portion of last year’s team. Six incoming freshmen must look to fill the void. Luckily for the inexperienced Lady Blues, they were able to get their feet wet two weekends in a row. On Sept. 14 the Lady Blues and Ichabods traveled to Salina for the Bethany Invitational. Dave Alden, head coach of both the men and women’s teams, was pleasantly surprised with how both his teams did. “I was actually really happy,” said Alden. “We just need a lot of matches to get experience.” What makes the fall season good for gaining experience is that the format is different than that of the spring season. Instead of having ranked singles and doubles teams playing only

one match against an opponent, the invitationals of the fall are tournament based with the concept win and play on. It may be tiring for the players, but it allows for plenty of game experience. “Overall it’s a good platform for us to stop off and try,” said Alden. The Bods and Blues squared off with teams from Emporia State University, Rockhurst University, Bethany College and others. The men’s team was able to garnish some success on the doubles side with juniors Steven Fletcher and Arkadiusz Kozaczuk winning their bracket. “Ark and Steven won their doubles draw against a Bethany team that was really good,” said Alden. Fletcher and fellow junior Bobby Florence both won the singles B draw semifinals. Redshirt freshman Jake Long was able to win a lower singles draw tournament. “He (Long), did what he needed to do and played well,” said Alden. “The guys certainly played better. We got the opportunity to get used to the speed of the game again.” The women’s side, although young, did manage to put up a fight. Junior Sophie O’Neill and sophomore Casyn Buchman reached the finals of the A bracket in as a doubles team. The Blues duo was not able to come away with the victory, but it was a sign of good things to come.

“People forget Casyn is only a sophomore,” said Alden. “Sophie’s the oldest person on the team and she still has room to grow.” Freshman Jodie Blackim made it to the semifinals of the B draw while another freshman, Gwendolyn Shepler advanced to the semis of the C draw. “Every time they go out they get better because they’re so young,” said Alden. “they’re getting exposure they just never had before. We keep seeing things and even we when we don’t play well we see things from a coaching standpoint that we need to work on.” Both teams will look to continue to improve this upcoming weekend, Sept. 21, as they travel to Springfield, Mo., for the ITA Tennis Regional. “It’s a long tournament,” said Alden. “It’s a grind. Hopefully we will have people playing in the quarters, but it’s a hard draw.” Washburn will get a chance to see teams like Bethany again as they continue to prepare for a long spring season. “Lots of things have to fall in place to win this tournament,” said Alden. “If Ark and Steven play the way they did last weekend they can play with anybody. On the girl’s side my expectations are to just go in and get a lot of experience.” Luke Warnken is a sophomore athletic training major. Reach him at luke.warnken@washburn.edu.

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Kansas crafts and cider celebrated Fine dining, technically speaking Tess Wilson

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For 31 years, the Cider Days Festival has been a growing tradition in Topeka. Featuring arts and crafts from around the country, some might say it has become the leading festival in Northeast Kansas, and with good reason. This two-day event, held at the Kansas Expocentre, not only showcases the wares of many crafters, but also features various reenactments, traditional musical entertainment and an exotic animal petting zoo. Chele Kuhn and Keith Liesmann, co-owners of the festival since 2006, are excited to host the petting zoo for the second year in a row. “They bring in camels and ostriches…I don’t even know the names of some of the animals,” said Kuhn. “It’s really great.” Admission to the petting zoo is free with each $7 ticket bought in advance, or $8 at the door, making it a great deal for kids and adults alike.

Another tradition that can be found at this year’s festival is Connie Kimball’s cider press. The press, the namesake of the Cider Days Festival, is nearly 150 years old. Kimball has produced batches of fresh apple cider and apple butter with the press since the festival’s inception. Kuhn looks forward to the cider every year. “Before we took over the festival, I’d never had fresh apple cider,” said Kuhn. “It’s totally different than cider from the store. Plus, Connie’s the neatest lady.” Both the quality and quantity of the vendors that participate each year attract Kansans from miles away. Even though Cider Days takes place on Sept. 22 and 23, Kuhn says it is a great time to start Christmas shopping. Whether shopping far in advance or for the near future, every customer can find what he or she is looking for at Cider Days. The enthusiastic co-owners credit much of their success to the quality and generosity of the vendors and sponsors that participate every year. “I think we do a great job marketing the festival, but we have great sponsors w h o help out a

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First News, Country Legends and LearningQuest are all really great.” In addition to providing the public with entertainment of all sorts, the festival has become a social event that brings people from around the country together once a year. Kuhn and Liesmann both look forward to seeing some of the same faces every year. “Seeing the craft vendors again is great,” said Kuhn. “You become friends and you can catch up at the festival. It’s become a tradition for a lot of people.” Liesmann especially enjoys the diversity of the participants. “There are people who come in from all over the United States,” said Liesmann. “You get a lot of people from a lot of different areas. The festival has not only become an important part of the Kansas community, but has formed a community of its own.” With endless entertainment, a rich history and even richer cider, this years festival should provide great entertainment for Topekans and visitors alike. Tickets can be purchased at any Walgreen’s or HyVee location in Topeka. The festival lasts from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 22 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 23.

Tess Wilson is a senior English major. Reach her at tess.wilson@washburn.edu.

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Amanda Narverud

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Washburn Institute of Technology’s fine dining event will be held at the WIT campus this Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. at t h e

Chef’s Corner Café. The event was established to help WIT, SkillsUSA chapter raise funding for the students who will be competing in skilled and technical contests at the state and national levels along with showcasing WIT’s Culinary Arts program. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teaches, high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. Attendees will have a choice of a grilled salmon fillet with balsamic glaze or a hand-

cut rib eye, cooked to order for an entrée. Served with a choice of two sides: rice pilaf, roasted red potatoes, m a p l e

glazed carrots or sautéed green beans. All meals will be served with a dinner roll, side salad and carrot cake. Tickets to WIT’s fine dining are $18 for an adult and $9 for children age 10 and under. This event is a monthly fund raiser for WIT students who will be competing in contests and leadership conferences. The event will prepare students by helping to create a more realistic restaurant atmosphere. “This is a great opportunity to challenge our students with

food preparation, service and overall professionalism,” said David Praiswater, commercial construction instructor at WIT. Praiswater wants to encourage the public to attend the fine dining. Each person seated will have an opportunity to fill out a dinner and service survey. The remarks on the surveys are truly invaluable to the training of the WIT c u l i n a r y s t u d e n t s . According to Praiswater, the surveys will be reviewed the day after the event and the students will be critiqued by the chef. “This entire evening is a learning experience for everyone involved,” said Praiswater. “Everyone who attends one of our dinners is assisting us in making a better culinary program.”

Amanda Narverud is a junior mass media major. Reach her at amanda.narverud@washburn.edu

RABC keeps on giving Danielle Greenup

WASHBURN REVIEW

The Race Against Breast Cancer annual 5K run/walk will be coming to Topeka this Saturday, Sept. 22. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in this family-friendly event for a cause that’s worth the effort. “It’s so satisfying when you finish a race because of the feeling of accomplishment that you get,” said Chanler Tharpe, sophomore physical education major. The Race Against Breast Cancer will be held at the Washburn University Law School south terrace on 18th St. and MacVicar Ave. Free parking will be available on the north and south sides of the school. This is a rain or shine event and will begin with check in and registration from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Registration packets will be available for those who have registered previously. The race will kick off at 9 a.m. with a dove release to honor those who have fought breast cancer. The course will be 3.1 miles long with splits provided at the one mile and two mile markers

with one water station at the two mile mark. Aside from personal accomplishment, the organization will be giving free 2012 5K T-shirts with each paid registration. Breast cancer survivors will receive a complementary gift, along with a T-shirt. The registration fee is $30 and includes the participant’s bib number and RABC event shirt. There will also be a family registration package offered. For the first three family

members to register t h e fee will o n l y be $70; each additional f a m i l y m e m b e r m a y register for $10 each. The event staff asks that family members register together to avoid confusion. With funds from the RABC, the organization will be providing free mammograms for those in need of financial

assistance and also meet certain eligibility guidelines. The RABC has already provided funding for over 6,000 mammograms. Late Friday afternoon, there will be an event for the RABC as well. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. there will be a silent auction and a light complementary supper provided by ClubHouse Inn. If desired, you can register on-site or pick up your pre-registration packets as well. “This is such a wonderful event and many people who participate come year after year,” said Brie Engelken, 2012 5K chair. “It’s a great way to support those fighting breast cancer, honor and remember those who have already lost their battle and to raise money to help others gain access to early detection.” To view a full schedule of events, to donate on line or to view a map of the course, visit www.rabctopeka.org.

Danielle Greenup is a freshman nursing major. Reach her at danielle.greenup@washburn. edu.


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A & E • Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Art fair highlights emerging artists Keely Brown

WASHBURN REVIEW

The Aaron Douglas Art Fair will be held on Sept. 22 starting at 10 a.m. and will last until 5 p.m. The fair will be held at Aaron Douglas Art Park with no charge for admission. “Aaron Douglas was born and raised in Topeka and his nationally renowned piece helps us in our local modern day fair to get emerging artists out there,” said Stefanie Graves, in charge of public relations for the fair. The Aaron Douglas Celebration Mural is a project of the Central Topeka TurnAround Team. To honor Topeka artist Aaron Douglas and to celebrate Topeka’s rich heritage, the TurnAround Team has been joined by many in the community to recreate one of Douglas’s powerful works in mural form. The mural can be found at the wall constructed at the corner of 12th and Lane Streets. The painting of the mural was overseen by Kansas artist David Lowenstein, with the help of artist Stan Herd. This year’s fair, will be the 7th annual, dedicated to showcasing diverse and emerging

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A Mural Worth Celebrating: The Aaron Douglas Celebration Mural decorates a wall at the Aaron Douglas Art Park. The mural is located at the corner of 12th and Lane Streets. artists from Topeka and the surrounding region. “There are over 50 artists participating this year,” said Graves. “That includes five different music bands, poetry readings, painters, jewelry artists, piper artists and a lot more.” This year’s featured artist

will be Lisa Adame. “Each year we pick one artist that really showcases the fair,” said Graves. “We use one of the artist’s pieces for the posters we put up. Also, the artist will have a booth there, so you can see her at the fair as well.” Michael Allen, Washburn

University’s preparatory at the Mulvane Museum of Art, is a member of the 2012 Aaron Douglas Art Fair Committee. Also, Washburn University Alumni helps with the fair’s organization and finances. The Aaron Douglas Art Fair is one of many opportunities for art students to reach out

to the community of Topeka. The Aaron Douglas Art Fair will be a day full of live music, poetry reading and emerging artists showing artwork for the Topeka area to see. Free admission may tempt students this Saturday afternoon to stop by and see what makes up the Topeka culture of today.

For more information, contact Stefanie Graves at (785)766-5376 or go on line to www.aarondouglasartfair.com.

older sister is your stereotypical Prenderghast. Throughout the course teen girl, with her texting, flirting and toenail painting. of a day in Norman’s life, he sees ghosts She also happens to despise her everywhere: On “freak” younger brother. the sidewalk, in Norman’s mother, trees, at school, Sandra Babcock, even i n is a bit of a noncharacter, existing only to defend him against accusations from her husband, Perry Babcock, who doesn’t believe that Norman can the bathroom. actually see ghosts. Perry He, like his uncle, earns thinks Norman does it all for attention. N o r m a n Graphic by Kelsey Wagers, Washburn Review also has an estranged uncle that can also a reputation as a “freak” or see ghosts, known only as Mr. “weirdo” due to the non-

paranormally inclined students seeing him talk to what appears to be thin air. In addition to ghosts, Norman also has to deal with normal school things like bullies and practicing for a play. At school, Norman makes friends with a boy named Neil, though Neil’s jock of an older brother, Mitch, disapproves, writing Norman as a “freak.” The best part about the friendship between these two boys is that Neil likes Norman because, not only are they both victims of a bully, but Norman is different and being different isn’t a bad thing. I found that to be an admirable message that the film sends to its child audience,

which permeated the entire movie. The “different is not bad” message really hits home in the final moments of the film as the story is winding down after the resolution of the main conflict. It is at this time that a character reveals something about himself that I dare not spoil in these pages. Back in the 1800s, when Blithe Hollow was still a colonial settlement and not the tourist trap it is in Norman’s time, there was an execution; a witch execution, to be precise. Found guilty of practicing witchcraft, she was condemned to death, but with her dying breath, she cursed the seven men and women of the court that tried her to rise from their

graves and terrorize the town on the anniversary of her death. It’s up to Norman to stop this curse and restore peace to Blithe Hollow. Overall, ParaNorman is a fun romp. It has a good message that doesn’t intrude upon the comedy or horror, but doesn’t detract from it either. The film pays respect to iconic films from the horror genre with out lying too heavily on referential humor. It’s a fun flick that adults will enjoy, but not as much as children will.

Keely Brown is a freshman radiology major. Reach her at keely.brown@washburn.edu.

Animated film delivers admirable message

Colton Geoffert

WASHBURN REVIEW

ParaNorman is a recently released stop motion animated horror themed comedy that focuses on a boy named Norman Babcock who can see ghosts and must save the town of Blithe Hollow, Mass., the site of a witch trial not unlike the ones that happened in Salem. As the movie opens, Norman is watching a low budget zombie film with his grandmother’s ghost. They talk a little about the film, and then Norman is called away by his family to take out the garbage. It is here that we are introduced to the rest of the Babcocks. Courtney Babcock, Norman’s

Football teaches life lessons Kelly Hurla

WASHBURN REVIEW

It’s about football, but at the same time, it really isn’t. “Our Boys” highlights the triumphs of a team and of the whole community. It’s funny because when I was in high school, my newspaper and yearbook advisor had recommended the same book to me. I told him that I didn’t have the time. That’s where it gets funny though, because once I started, I read this book in less than 24 hours. I didn’t read this book two years ago, because I thought it was just some football book, a play-byplay boring account of some team and their road to the championship. You see, my advisor was also the head football coach of my high school. I thought that I had heard enough from the coach about football plays, leadership meetings and taking pictures on the sidelines. I had enjoyed football, but it was getting to be a bit of an overload. It says “A Perfect Season” right in the title. It was obvious that the team held their winning streak and would go on to win the state championship. I thought that it would be silly to read a sports book, knowing the outcome before even opening

the cover. What I didn’t think was that by the end of the book, I would feel so enlightened. “Our Boys” may be a book about football, but at the end of the book (probably even earlier) you feel like they’re

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“your boys” just as well. I’ve been around football before, but by no means am I an expert on the subject. While there are some plays and tactics of the game discussed throughout the book, they never threw me off guard. I was able

to follow along and understand just what was taking place on the field and off. Joe Drape does an amazing job of showing you the town and painting a picture of almost all of its occupants. He does this in such a way, that it’s not overwhelming and yet it’s just enough for you to get the best idea of who these people and the community as a whole really are. The lessons these boys learned were lessons that they could use in their daily lives. They were taught family values, humility and pride. As Smith Center coach Roger Barta states in the novel; “Life is not about winning or losing; it’s about competing. It’s about working hard and getting a little bit better each day.” So if you’re skeptical about reading a book just about football, don’t be. And if you’re having second thoughts because it might be a boring read, well I dare you to try and put it down after you’ve began. Kelly Hurla is a senior mass media major. Reach her at kelly.hurla@washburn.edu.

Colton Geoffert is a freshman undecided major. Reach him at colton.geoffert@washburn. edu.


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