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Providing a voice for Washburn students since 1897 Volume 144, Issue 18

News Pages 1-3 Board of Regents meeting

February 14, 2018

Opinion Page 4 Perpetual foreign syndrome

Sports Pages 5-6

Features Pages 7-12

Ichabod tennis recap

Cutest couples of Washburn

Campus divided on indoor practice facility “We are not voicing Washburn Review opposition to the posal, but would like to respectfully suggest three Charles Rankin amendments,” the letter Washburn Review said. “These amendments are meant to lower the expected impact on ShawThe plan for a new athnee County taxpayers, to letic facility brings mixed ease the cost of reasonable responses to campus. tuition increases and to The Washburn Board of maintain viable financial Regents unanimously apreserves.” proved a proposal to build Washburn head football an indoor practice facility coach Craig Schurig sees on campus Dec. 13, 2017. benefits for athletic proThe Washburn Universigrams with the implementy Alumni Association and Foundation announced Feb. tation of this project. Schurig said that the 1 a $1.5 million matching facility would have “a big gift challenge for the facility. impact on the recruiting “We are thrilled with aspect, because it shows the the recent $1.5 million commitment level of the challenge gift we received. There is a lot of excitement university… to allow the team to go to the highest and energy around this level.” project because of the imHead cross country and pact it will have on Washtrack coach Cameron burn and our community,” Babbs is hoping that the said Marshall Meek, presidevelopers include a regudent of Washburn University Alumni Association and lation track so they can host meets. Foundation. “[The facility’s] going This gift from the Alumto be so many things for ni Association will match my program,” Babbs said. new or increased gifts to “The facility that they are the practice facility up to hoping to get built, impacts $1.5 million. Meeks hopes this gift is “a catalyst for the us directly. For training completion of the fundrais- throughout the year, and a ing portion of the project.” place to call home, whether training or hosting track In a press release, the practice facility is described meets.” Both coaches are excited as featuring: “a 100-yard for the facility and what it indoor field for football, means for their programs. space for baseball and Not only will the facility softball to practice conhelp recruiting, but it will currently, ample space for also allow athletes to train the soccer team, an indoor throughout the year, even track and meeting rooms.” in the winter months. Some on campus do not “I’ve never had a facility share enthusiasm for the of this caliber in my coachproject. A letter from the ing career, and this will Washburn Faculty Senate allow [us] to train through asks the Board of Regents the hard months and write to consider the financial a training plan throughout impact of the decision. Emily Unruh

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Full house: This is an artist rendering of a possible design for the indoor practice facility. The facility is set to have a 100-yard football field, space for multiple sports teams, an indoor track and meeting rooms.

the season and stick to it and not worry about temperature,” said Babbs. Alexis Simmons, WSGA president, submitted a letter on behalf of WSGA expressing some concerns from the student body about the project. These concerns were about the financial implications of the project and the possibility of funds being allocated away from other campus needs. The letter expresses the need for better student services such as counseling services. It discusses the impact this project might have on the new law building, the development of usable space for students such as an expansion of Mabee Library and the overall accessibility of the campus. In a press release, President Jerry Farley said, “This project is reflective of Washburn’s commitment to athletic excellence and continuing to build upon a top Division II program. The

challenge will help us build a facility that will position our student-athletes for continued success, and we are thankful for the donors who are willing to lead us on this project.”

“This project is reflective of Washburn’s commitment to athletic excellence and continuing to build upon a top Division II program.” -President Farley Above all, proponents of the project believe that the facility will bring a sense of pride. Craig Carter, field placement director and lecturer, who works in Carnegie Hall, worries that this project might not favor success for all students. Carter saw the campus master plan, which places proposed building projects in categories of less than

five years, between five and 10 years and more than 10 years. Carter said he sees the value in all of the proposed projects, including the practice facility, but feels that priorities could be set differently. “When I look at the education department, which is not handicapped accessible, it’s on the 10 plus year part,” Carter said. “That’s kind of disturbing to me.” Carter said that he believes that accessibility to all buildings on campus is more important than any other project. Especially if issues of inaccessibility might be turning students away from their desired programs. “We have students who think ‘oh I can’t be an education major because I can’t get in the building,’” Carter said. “That’s really discouraging.” More details will become available as the project continues into its next stages.

Goat hides, heart-shaped chocolate: Looking at the history of Valentine’s Day Julia Eilert Washburn Review

The time to coddle our loved ones, almost to the point of being sickeningly sweet, has returned once again. Most of us enjoy this excuse to show our appreciation to people in our lives, romantic or not, but Feb. 14 hasn’t always been so sentimental. While the identity of the actual St. Valentine isn’t clear, the origin of Valentine’s Day can be traced back to the Roman celebration of Lupercalia.


This festival typically lasted from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15. To cleanse the city of evil spirits and promote health and fertility, men would sacrifice a goat and a dog. After doing so, they would skin the animals, making strips of hide for men to hit women and crops with. They believed this would promote fruitfulness. The first part of that doesn’t sound too romantic, but the Romans knew what they were doing. During this drunken party, men would draw women’s names from bowls in an ancient form of match making. The couple would then pair up for the year, and often marry after that. Who said romance didn’t go hand-in-hand with sacrifice? As this affair, fit for Dionysus himself, continued, the church decided to get involved. Naming Feb. 14 a day for appreciating St. Valentine was

the beginning of the end of Lupercalia. It’s all pretty straightforward, despite the fact that there were three St. Valentine’s, all of whom


were martyred. While not specified, it’s assumed that the day was made in remembrance of the one who wed young couples against the Emperor’s wishes. It was believed at the time that single men made better soldiers. Eventually, Lupercalia was banned and Valentine’s Day became the sole ruler of February. During the Middle Ages, Valentine

greetings were customary. National Retail Federation The first written valentine that Americans will spend was sent in the 1400s. From approximately $19.7 billion there on, lovers and friends on this year’s Valentine’s exchanged tokens, treats Day. and cards. Sure, today might have The next big advancestarted off as a way popument of the holiday came late the earth, but it’s since in the 1840s, when Esther evolved to a sweeter, gentler A. Howland, “Mother of meaning. Whether you the Valentine,” began selldecide to contribute to the ing the first mass-produced $19.7 billion this year, or valentines in America. With not, have a day filled with the printing press, prelove- and maybe a few goat made cards became cheap- hides. er and sales really started to skyrocket. The rest, as we know it, is history. Valentine’s “VALEN Day continues to be T FEATU INE’S DAY loved and hated by RES A SECRE the many. TIVE SA INT, TH FATHE Valentine’s E R OF E NGLISH Day is currently LITERA TU celebrated in the VINDIC RE AND A TIVE PO United States, PE” Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. It’s been estimated by the

2 News February 14, 2018

Briefs Bagels for Bae-Goals

The Union will be hosting “Bagels for Bae-Goals” from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 in the Union Underground. Students are encouraged to stop by at any time and pick up bagels. This event will be part of addressing healthy relationships during “Dating Violence Awareness Month,” with tips and handouts for students when they come down.

Funny Business

CAB will be hosting comedian Jenny Zigirno from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Washburn Room A. This event is free to all Washburn students. Come join your fellow students for a night full of laughs.

Coffee Talk

recommended for children three years and older. Children can meet performers and even participate in some of the acts. Tickets can be purchased at the door, for $5 per person.

Arab Shriner Circus

The Arab Shriner Circus will be performing Thursday, Feb. 15 to Sunday, Feb. 18 in the Kansas Expocentre. There will be six familyfriendly performances from one of the longest running circuses. Adult tickets are $15 and children under 12 are $12. Tickets can be bought online or at the box office. SHOW TIMES Thursday, Feb. 15 - 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 - 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 - 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 - 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The Memorial Union will be hosting a coffee talk from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 in the Union Underground. Focusing on Positive Connections, all students are welcome to stop by for warm drinks and an upbeat conversation.

‘Coping’ art exhibit

The Addams Family Musical

Crane Observatory

The Topeka West Theatre is hosting it’s new “Addams Family Musical” from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 through Saturday, Feb. 17, and from 2 p.m. to 4:30 Sunday, Feb. 18 at the theater. The musical will follow the story of Wednesday Addams as she finds love and struggles to reconcile it with her crazy family. Join in on the fun story as our favorite family faces new challenges. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door, if space permits.

‘The Mask You Live In’

The LLC will be hosting a screening of the documentary “The Mask You Live In” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 in the Blair Room. The film explores harmful notions about masculinity for boys and men in American culture. There will be refreshments and a panel discussion will follow the film. This event is free to all Washburn students.

ArtLab Family Days: Mandalas

The Mulvane Art Museum will be hosting a family day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 in the Mulvane Art Lab. This event is free to anyone interested. Stop by and create soothing mandalas of all sorts of varieties.


The Performing Arts For Children is hosting the StoneLion Puppet Theatre’s rendition of the classic children’s book “Stellaluna” at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 in the Washburn University Garvey Theater. The story follows Stellaluna, a little bat who winds up in a birds nest while seperated from her family. It’s

Art major Jenna Reed is presenting her senior show, “Coping.” The show will run from Feb. 19-23 with a talk from the artist at noon, Feb. 19 and a reception from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 22, at the John R. Adams Gallery in the Art Building. Stoffer Science Hall will be hosting an open viewing of the Crane Observatory from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the observatory. This event is free for all Washburn students.

Family Board Games

The Toy Store is hosting a Family Board Game session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Children and adults of all ages can come by and learn how to play new and old exciting games. This comeand-go event is free and open to the public

‘Dolores’ Film Screening

The Mulvane Museum will be hosting a showing of “Dolores” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 in the museum. Dolores Huerta co-founded the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, and fought for racial and labor justice. As one of the most iconic feminists of the twentieth century, the film focuses on the strength and change needed to dedicate a life to social justice. There is a reception in the Mulvane Gallery, and a discussion with Peter Bratt in the Rita Blitt Gallery following the showing. This event is free for all Washburn students.

Make Your Own Zine for Social Justice

The Mulvane Art Lab will be hosting a “Zine” workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 in the Art Lab. Dennis Etzel will be teaching participants how to make a zine. This event is free to everyone- come and learn something new and expressive.

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Man with a plan: Founder Steven Olikara explains the goal of Millennial Action Project. Kansas became the 21st state to join MAP Feb. 6.

Bipartisan Millennial Action Project involves young people in politics Emily Unruh Washburn Review

The future of the government is in our hands. A group of young legislators announced the creation of the Kansas Future Caucus Feb.6. “We notice that there is a real mistrust of government for individuals in this age group,” said Rep. Stephanie Clayton (R-Overland Park), one of the co-chairs of the caucus. “I think that people feel largely that they are disrespected, or abandoned or ignored by those who represent them. And so we here at the future caucus want to say to those Kansans, who are 45 and younger, that we see you and we respect you and we are ready to listen and we care about the many issues that you face.” The Kansas Future Caucus is a part of the larger Millennial Action Project (MAP), which aims at getting younger people involved in government. Steven Olikara, the founding president of MAP, has traveled the country building a bipartisan movement of young policymakers and leaders who are dedicated to enacting policies beyond party politics on behalf of the people. Kansas became the 21st state to join that movement Feb 6. Co-chairs, Rep. Stephanie Clayton and Rep. Brandon Whipple (D-Wichita), spoke on the caucus’s aims to provide a voice for Kansas’ youngest generation and to find solutions for issues like job

creation and student debt. “Our biggest export as Kansas is educated, talented young people,” Whipple said. “Kansas has been exporting some of its best and brightest outside of the state.” He told a story of a woman he met when he was campaigning. She only saw her grand kids twice a year

“All across the country [we have] the next generation of leaders standing up and saying we need to move beyond our partisan divisions to deliver opportunities for the younger generation that is coming up right now.” - Steven Olikara because her kids couldn’t get jobs in Kansas. “One of the first steps we can do is bring them to the table,” Whipple said. “Young families need to be sure that we’re here representing them.” Olikara joined a bipartisan group of young Kansas state representatives, stressing the importance of this movement and how beneficial it is to the coming generation. “All across the country [we have] the next generation of leaders standing up and saying we need to move beyond our partisan divisions to deliver

opportunities for the younger generation that is coming up right now,” Olikara said. “We have blue states, red states and purple states all across the country who’ve joined the state future caucus network with the Millennial Action Project. We also have a chapter in the United States Congress that’s a bipartisan group of 30 congressional members who are a part of this effort.” Olikara said that he is most optimistic when he witnesses the courage and leadership that he has seen from this younger generation. Olikara believes young people are not apathetic; they have the highest levels of service participation in the nation. However, less than one third of millennials see politics as a rewarding career, which is exactly what Olikara looks to change through MAP. Reps. Clayton and Whipple echoed Olikara’s words, expressing their excitement in working to find new, innovative ways to solve political issues that are important to younger generations and increase political involvement for millennials. In a statement released later, Olikara thanked Reps. Clayton and Whipple for spearheading this movement in Kansas. “As the State Future Caucus Network continues to grow, we have seen what young legislators can accomplish when they put party differences aside and collaborate on bipartisan legislative solutions,” Olikara said.

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Regents approve professors emeriti, emeritae Charles Rankin Washburn Review

The Washburn Board of Regents came together Feb. 8 for a short, but busy meeting. The meeting began with officer reports. During his report, President Jerry Farley introduced eight new professors emeriti and emeritae who retired after many years of service to Washburn. Many of the new emeriti and emeritae attended the meeting and Farley had them stand, to a resounding applause, during his report. Farley also took time to officially announced that Washburn had named Carla Pratt as Dean of the Law School. Farley recognized the newest member of the Board of Regents, Michelle De La Isla, who assumed her role


Feb. 7, 2:28 p.m. A woman was reported to have been suffering from seizures at Petro Allied Health Center, but refused to be transported to a hospital via AMR.

as a regent after her election to Topeka mayor in 2016. Marshall Meek, president of the Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation, announced the success of Washburn’s Day of Giving, with over $100,000 raised, which will be used for various projects throughout the Washburn community. Other portions of Farley’s report included the announcements of Career Day, the Lincoln Harman Lecture Feb. 6 and the Megan Phelps-Roper conversation Feb. 5. The board approved $72,057 for the renewal of a contract for an integrated library system for use by Mabee Library and the Law Library. It was noted that this amount was negotiated down by Alan Bearman, dean of libraries and student success, from the previous contract. Jim Martin, vice president

for administration and treasurer, reported almost $33,000 was spent for the repair and maintenance of doors and locks in Petro Allied Health and the purchase of just over Photo courtesy of Washburn University Public Relations $41,000 worth Moving on up: Newly announced professor emeriti and emeritae gather for a group photo with of training President Jerry Farley and Regent Chair John McGivern. equipment at Tech with anticipated Finally, Mazachek Washburn Tech. groundbreaking in March. introduced Bearman, who Eric Grospitch, vice Mazachek also introduced updated the regnets on president for student life, Nancy Tate, associate vice the Ignite Program, which updated the regents on the president for academic was developed to help strategic plan that has been affairs, who presented the nontraditional students developed for fraternity and results of two surveys, one succeed. Bearman said that sorority life. the program was far exceeding Vice President for Academic from the student population and another from the expectations. Affairs JuliAnn Mazachek gave faculty, which are part of the Bearman’s update concluded an update on the progress accreditation process coming the information items and the made on the development of up in spring 2019. regents adjourned the meeting. an east campus of Washburn

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Feb. 7, 3:00 a.m. Beer was found abandoned abandoned at 1750 SW Mulvane Street. The beer has since been destroyed, so don’t get out of your chairs just yet.

Washburn names new School of Law dean

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New to school: Carla Pratt has been name the new dean for the Washburn University School of Law. Pratt will succeed current Dean Thomas Romig.

Charles Rankin Washburn Review

President Jerry Farley announced at the Washburn Board of Regents Feb. 8 meeting that the university has named Carla Pratt dean of Washburn University School of Law. Pratt will succeed Thomas Romig as dean after he steps down on June. 30. Pratt is known as an expert on legal education equity and has over 20 years of experience as a law educator and commercial litigator. She currently serves as dean for diversity and inclusion at Dickinson Law, part of the Pennsylvania State University system. Pratt has served on multiple committees and commissions on diversity and equity

in the Pennsylvania State system and is the recipient of Dickinson Law’s Philip J. McConnaughay award for outstanding achievement in diversity related work. “We are extremely excited to have Carla join Washburn as dean of the School of Law,” said Farley in a press release. “She has a deep commitment to the legal profession, to teaching and to community.” JuliAnn Mazachek, vice president for academic affairs, shared Farley’s excitement. “We are truly thrilled to have Carla join Washburn,” said Mazachek in a press release. “Carla brings a passion for teaching, a deep commitment to her students and an ability to lead and inspire fellow faculty. She will be a wonderful addition to our faculty and to Washburn Law.”

Feb. 11, 10:55 a.m. A student was checked by AMR at Henderson Learning Center, but refused transport to a hospital.

Intrusion Alarm: The Reboot

Feb. 11, 2:30 p.m. An intrusion alarm was set off at the Mulvane Art Museum. Nothing was found and the building was secured.

Intrusion Alarm: The Second Reboot

Feb. 12, 10:27 a.m. An intrusion alarm was set off at the Mulvane Art Museum — possibly by staff or contractors. The building was secured.

Federal veterans appeals court case heard at WU Law Charles Rankin Washburn Review

Washburn University School of Law will be hosting a case in the U.S. Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 15 in the Robinson Courtroom of Washburn Law. The court will hear the case of Stewart v. Shulkin, M.D. Members of the general public will have the opportunity to attend the session. The court was established in 1988, and recognizes veterans’ legal rights to appeal the government’s decisions on veterans’ benefits. The court currently has six active judges and has exclusive jurisdiction

over decisions of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. A question and answer session with the judges will follow at 11:30 a.m. and a Lunch and Learn session with the court law clerks will take place at 12:10 p.m. in Room 102 in the Law School. The public are welcome to come to these sessions. For more information, visit http:// or call the Washburn Law School Admissions office at (785) 670-1185.

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4 Opinion February 14, 2018

Editorial: Adulting made easier at WU Adulting is hard but at Washburn, you are not completely helpless. The following are resources that members of our editorial team have used and found helpful to our personal, professional and academic success during our time at Washburn.

For tough classes

Emily Unruh

The Winter Olympics have begun, and with them comes the endless tweets, videos and debates over who “really” should have won the gold. One of the newest Olympic favorites is U.S. figure skater Mirai Nagasu, from Arcadia, California. This is Nagasu’s second Olympic games, but this one is memorable for another reason. During her skating routine, Nagasu landed a triple axel, one of the most challenging jumps in figure skating. Along with the challenge of the jump, this is the only jump in which the skater takes to the air while facing forward. Nagasu became the first female American figure skater to land the jump at the Olympics. A triple axel requires three-and-a-half rotations before landing and only two other women have ever completed the jump in a competition. If you look at pictures of Nagasu, it is easy to see why she quickly became a fan favorite and not just for her jump. After her breathtaking routine, pictures show Nagasu with her hands thrown triumphantly in the air and a bright smile on her face as she lets out a cheer. After scoring second in women’s free skate and helping the U.S. team take bronze, a cheer definitely seems well deserved. During and after her performance, the tweets started pouring in with users praising Nagasu’s routine. However, for some users like Bari Weiss, a staff editor and writer for the New York Times

Opinion column, their tweets of praise came under heavy fire. Weiss tweeted a video of Nagasu’s triple axel with the words, “Immigrants: they get the job done,” in reference to Broadway’s “Hamilton.” Weiss quickly found herself under criticism when people pointed out that Nagasu isn’t an immigrant. She was born in California to Japanese immigrants, but Nagasu herself is a U.S. citizen. While, in Weiss’s defense, it was clear that she meant the message as positive and was praising Nagasu, she missed the mark when she bought into the constant questioning, “where are you really from?” of minorities in America. Huffington post writer, Doha Madani said, “for minorities in the U.S., not being white often means having your status as an American questioned.” Chrissy Teigen, long-time twitter champion, mentioned Weiss’s reply, calling her actions “perpetual otherism or perpetual foreigner syndrome.” Teigen explained that no one was ashamed of the word immigrant, but it is “tiring being treated as foreigners all the time.” And Teigen makes a good point. There is no shame in being an immigrant, or the association that the word brings. In fact, many immigrants are “getting the job done,” but celebrate Nagasu’s historic jump and stop trying to change her representations. The constant association with another country for every minority is a trend that needs to end.

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For the health of it Washburn provides free, quality mental health services. There are a few options for this. Washburn Counseling services is located in Kheune Hall room 200 and can be contacted at (785) 670-3100. If you’re having a rough time and you don’t know if therapy is right for you, come in on “Walk-in Wednesday” to chat with a counselor. Whether you are struggling with adapting to the college lifestyle or you are coping with an anxiety disorder, like one in five adults are according to the anxiety and depressions association of America, Counseling Services are available to help you. Additionally, Washburn’s graduate psychology program offers low cost therapy with graduate students. The Psychological Services Clinic is a treatment, research and training clinic. They offer individual and group therapy along with a variety of psychological testing services. Insurance is not needed and sessions are typically $10 each.

Not everyone can be great in every subject. That’s what the tutoring center in Mabee Library is there to help with. The schedule for tutors is available in the library and online. Tutors are currently availble for mathematics, writing, biology/chemistry and accounting.

For the future Applying for your dream job, searching for an internship, or getting career counseling is a lot easier with the help of Career Services. Career Services is located in Morgan Hall 105 and can be reached at (785) 670-1450. Along with a plethora of online career resources, Career Services also holds events like the Career Fair and Resume Roadshow, gives individualized career counseling and advising and has “Walk-in Wednesdays.”

For when you’re hungry A student survey done in 2015 at Washburn found that a shockingly high number of Ichabods are food insecure. College students should be focusing on their academics, not where their next meal is coming from. The Bods Feeding Bods pantry, located in Henderson 019 is available to anyone with a Washburn ID. It is open Mondays 3 p.m.


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For when you’re feeling sick Washburn provides its students with free health care services in Morgan Hall 140. Some of the many services they offer are urgent care for illness and injury, primary care for chronic stable conditions, physicals and well-woman exams, sexually transmitted infections testing and treatment, TB testing, urine testing, and referrals to community resources. Most services are provided at no cost, but some services and tests come with a small fee. Student Health Services can also write prescriptions and take walk-ins MondayFriday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. While these services won’t eliminate the trials and tribulations of adulthood, they sure can ease the pain along the way. A few additional services on campus that deserve an honorable mention are the office of Diversity and Inclusion, Disability Services, the Military Student Success Center, SafeRide and Washburn’s confidential Campus Advocate, Molly Steffes-Herman. These services are here for your success, take advantage of them like so many other students have so you can be at your best.

What are your thoughts on the new indoor practice facility?

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“We’re a university. We need to focus on education, and those sports aren’t very important. We need to really put the money towards the law school.”

“My question about the indoor training facility is, will access be only for athletes, or is there going to be access for students, too? I’m a gym rat, so if there’s a new indoor facility, I’d want to go check it out and use it.”

“I heard it’s going to cost an immense amount of money that they could be putting into other things. It’s unnecessary.”

“I’m excited. I’m an athlete and I’ve gotta take the wins where I can get them, but the funding should come from its own sources.”

“I think it’s a really good asset for Washburn because it will give them the ability to attract more students in the future and build up the sports program.”

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Junior, Javion Blake dribbles down the court for a layup against Missouri Western State Feb. 7 at Lee Arena.

Senior, Tyas Martin throws up a floater against Missouri Western State Feb. 7 at Lee Arena.

Freshman, Tyler Geiman drives down the paint for a layup against Missouri Western State Feb. 7 at Lee Arena. Photos by Ying Liu

Men’s basketball wins against MWSU, loses against NWMS Trevor Beurman Washburn Review

With one of the most important games against Northwest Missouri State on the line, the Ichabods looked to takeover over the first place spot in the MIAA conference with a win against the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats. Before the men took on the Bearcats, they would have to get past the Griffons of Missouri Western State. The game stayed relatively close for the entire affair, keeping the bottom ranked Griffons in an unexpectedly tight contest. The Ichabods exited the first half with just a one point lead and were looking for a lot more coming out of the locker room for the second half. Even with junior Javion Blake’s seven points, plus senior Brady Skeens’ five, the Ichabods still needed more help in the second half to put away the Griffons. Help would come in the form of two seniors, Tyas Martin and Cameron Wiggins. By the end of the game these two seniors worked for a combined 29 points, with Martin having 13 alongside Wiggins’ 16. Washburn ended up edging out Missouri Western State for this one with a six point lead that ended up with the Ichabods winning by four. The final score was 74-78 with a perfect setup for the a top tier match up

against the Bearcats. The Feb. 10 match would be previewed as a battle of the juggernauts in the MIAA conference. Both teams lead the conference in terms of rankings and performance, and most likely representing a match up that would potentially decide the conference title in the regular season. Washburn started out with a hyped up crowd and intense defensive pressure, pushing the Bearcats to almost turn the ball over on the first play. However, Washburn ended up with the first turnover of the game as they suffered a shot clock violation. In the first minute and a half, the Ichabods kept the defensive pressure on high with a block and a defensive foul where Brett Dougherty missed both free throws. The Bearcats scored first on an easy layup in the paint and Washburn followed with their own. Deadlocked at two, the Bearcats sunk a bucket at the 15:30 mark to finally break the ice. With both teams fighting hard on the defensive ends, this game seemed to be setting up as a battle of the defenses, a game that Washburn usually wins. The last time these teams met, Washburn struggled to guard the Bearcats and their three-point shooting ended up getting the better of the Ichabods. This time around, the Bearcats were

relatively cold from behind the arc, missing their first four three-point field goals. That was finally broken with a three-pointer by NWMS’ Joey Witthus. This put the score at 9-13, with Washburn trailing by four points. Washburn eventually fell behind in the first half, trailing by 11 at halftime. As the second half began, Washburn start-

ed the game off with a three-pointer from senior, Randall Smith, however, the Bearcats answered back with a three of their own. On the very next possession, Washburn got one down in the paint with the free throw made by Martin. The Bearcats continued to answer back, however the score would be 31-19 by the 18:08 mark in the second half.

Washburn finally broke the silence and brought the packed crowd at Lee Arena to a roar with another layup by Martin. Again, the Bearcats answered right back with a layup of their own on the other end, putting the score at 23-33 with 16:20 left in the game. Martin got the arena rocking with two straight baskets in the paint, setting the score at 27-34 and forcing NWMS into a timeout with 15:09 left in the game. Wiggins electrified the crowd even more with a three-pointer to make the score 34-30, leaving Washburn behind by only four points. With Washburn looking to add more momentum after their major scoring plays earlier, Martin answered with a three-pointer setting the score at 33-39 with 13:12 left in the second half. “I felt like I had to come out and be aggressive, I had to come out and perform on the defensive end and the offensive end to set the tone,” Martin said. As the game wore on, the Ichabods caused Lee Arena to explode after a three-pointer from junior, Javion Blake, cutting the Bearcats lead to two with nine minutes left in the game. With under six minutes to play, the Bearcats added two to the board on free throws, putting the score

at 46-40. They got the ball back with about five minutes left where they would sink a three-pointer setting the score at 49-40. NWMS was unable to inbound the ball as Skeens intercepted a hail Mary pass down the court. Martin got to the line, sinking one free throw putting Washburn down by only eight. After a couple of free throw trips for the Ichabods, NWMS sunk a three-pointer, setting the score at 52-45 with barely a minute left. Blake went to the line and made both, setting the score at 55-46. Northwest Missouri State answered with another three, putting Washburn in foul mode. The Bearcats ultimately pulled away with a win, taking the No.1 spot in MIAA rankings by defeating the Ichabods at home. The final score was 58-50 with the Bearcats taking the win. “I thought we came out a little tight and tentative which led to some errant shots. When we settled down, we just did not do a good job of moving the ball and using our speed,” said coach Brett Ballard. Up next for the Ichabods is an away game against Emporia State at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in White Auditorium. The Ichabods look to hold third place in the conference as both Northwest Missouri State and UCM advance ahead.

wasn’t enough to stop the Ichabods from scoring as they scored 16 in the third quarter and 23 in the fourth to put away the game. Washburn never trailed in the game and dominated throughout the whole game. The Ichabods made 20 out of 45 from the field with 5 of 14 from the three-point line. They also went 14 out of 17 from the free throw line, a won the rebound battle 33-25. Sophomore Reagan Phelan finished with a game best 16 points and five rebounds, while senior

Axelle Bernard followed with 14 points and two blocks, and freshman McKenzie Loe had a game-high seven boards, while getting two blocks. The final score was 5945. Washburn improved to 15-8 and 7-7 in MIAA. The second game was in Washburn’s favor as they blew by Northwest Missouri State, winning 54-84. Washburn was on fire from the start as they shot 53 percent from the field. Washburn scored 25 points in the first quarter and held the Bearcats to only five points. The score

at the half was 15-51. The Ichabods were just way too much for the Bearcats to handle as the lead just kept growing. The largest lead of the night was 41 with 7:07 left in the third quarter. The Bearcats outscored WU in the third 22-17 and in the fourth 17-16, but Washburn’s high-powered offense was just way too much for the Bearcats. Washburn was an overall better team as they had a powerful 19 rebounds, 2241 and outscoring them in the paint 16-40. It was a great night for a home finale.

Alexis McAfee finished 20 points, five rebounds, and three assists. “I felt like we played really well tonight,” McAfee said. Axelle Bernard finished with 11 points and six rebounds. “We had a great game and played wonderful,” Bernard said. Washburn improved to 16-8 and 8-7 in MIAA with four games remaining. The Ichabods will close their season with four road games which starts at 5:30 Feb. 13 against one of their biggest rivals, Emporia State.

“I felt like I had to come out and be aggressive, I had to come out and perform on the defensive end and the offensive end to set the tone,” -Tyas Martin

Women’s basketball secures two straight matches at Lee Arena Justin Villalona Washburn Review

The last two home games of the season for the women’s basketball team ended up with two wins, the first game was Feb. 7 against Missouri Western State University. The Ichabods held the Griffons scoreless in the first quarter as they went on a 12-0 run, then in the second quarter Washburn scored only eight points as the Griffons scored 15. The Griffons went on a 9-0 run that made the score 18-13 with 2:02 left in the half. It

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Win: Junior, Alejandro Valarezo fought back against the No. 1 singles spot from Oklahoma Baptist and pulled out a win after three sets.

Fight: Sophomore, Madison Lysaught stays fierce as she fights against Oklahoma Baptist.

Victory: Senior,Blake Hunter (left) and junior, Alejandro Valarezo (right) took an 8-3 victory against Oklahoma Baptist.

Photos by Kendra Wicks

Striking forward: Freshman, Alysha Nowacki sets up to smash a backhand against Alex Bowers of Oklahoma Baptist University.

Washburn tennis sets up against the Bison Kendra Wicks Washburn Review

The Washburn tennis teams traveled to Oklahoma City to face the Bison Feb. 10. The women fell 3-6 overall while the men pulled off a 5-4 victory in the final match. The women started strong, taking two matches from the Bison in the doubles rounds. Junior, Alexis Czapinski and sophmore, Logan Morrissey easily defeated Kim Moosbacher and Madeleine Beopple with an 8-2 win. Washburn’s No. 2 doubles team, sophmore, Jaqueline Englebrecht and freshman,

Alysha Nowacki, defeated Oklahoma 8-6. Czapinski was the only Ichabod to pull a win for the women in singles with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Kim Moosbacher. Madison Lysaught fought a hard match and pulled her opponent into a tiebreaker during the second set. The No. 6 player, senior, Ally Burr, battled against Caroline Abbe for more than two hours before falling during a tight 6-4, 4-6, 4-6 match. Despite the women’s rough day, Morrissey said they are making progress overall. “I love this team. I’m excited to see what we can do,

and I think we can upset some really good teams,” Morrissey said. The men were down 1-2 after the doubles rounds with the No. 1 team senior,

Blake Hunter and junior, Alejandro Valarezo taking the only win in an 8-3 match. The Ichabods turned things around in singles, beginning with sophomore, Paul Haase demolishing Daniel Aguilera

6-2, 6-1. In the No. 5 slot, sophomore, Chase Brill battled in a close first set before finishing the match 7-5, 6-1. Freshman, Bradley Eidenmueller defended his perfect singles record for the spring season by defeating Luis Romero in a second set tiebreaker 6-2, 7-6. The Ichabod’s No. 1 spot, Valarezo, took out Oklahoma’s Kevin Andrusch in a grueling 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 match. With the overall team score sitting at 4-4, freshman, RaulAlin Dicu took the court and quickly defeated the No. 6 spot from Oklahoma in a 6-1,

6-4 win. Overall the men played well, pulling together as a team to end with a 5-4 victory over the Bison. “Every match counts,” said Valarezo. “Everyone is trying to win their spot and that’s what we all need.” “The most exciting thing is that we actually have a pretty good team who are really talented,” Valarezo said. “It’s just about if we actually want to win, it’s got to come from us.” Both teams will face Ottawa University during their first home match at 4 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 16 at the Topeka Country Club.

8 against Rogers State. The opening inning didn’t see much action, but Washburn helped themselves to a three point lead by getting a run in the second-inning and two runs in the third. The fourth-inning saw both teams score. The Hillcats scored twice, but the Ichabods showed them up by doubling that, bringing the score to 7-2. Washburn scored once more in the fifth-inning and twice in the seventh. The Hillcats showed some fight with three runs in the sixth, but it wasn’t enough as the Ichabods won in the end

by a score of 11-6. Junior, Emilee Baker, junior, Savannah Moore and junior , Lacie Myers led the team with two runs each. Junior, Samantha Stallbaumer, senior, Alyssa Carney, freshman, Brianna Francis, freshman, Morgan Henry and sophomore, Courtney Todd all had one run each. The next matchup of the day for Washburn was against Oklahoma Christian University. The first two innings were quiet in this game, with neither team scoring. Then the Eagles scored four runs in the third-

inning. The game returned to a scoreless affair for the next inning, but the Eagles racked up four more runs as they earned the victory with a score of 0-8 in the end. The third and final game of the day pitted Washburn against Southern Nazarene University. The Storm got ahead in the first inning with one run. That would be the only scoring action in the first four innings. That was when the Ichabods hit a hot streak. They scored five runs in the fifth-inning, putting them in a great position to win the game.

Stallbaumer, Baker, Kirk, Anderson, and Courtney Todd all scored runs. They closed out the game without letting Southern Nazarene score again, winning 5-1. Throughout the invitational, Washburn went 2-1. Their overall record is now 7-2. Up next for the Ichabods is the Eight State Classic with six games in Bentonville, Arkansas. Washburn will look to add more wins with this out of state tournament.

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Washburn softball goes two and one in Edmond road trip Bryan Grabauskas Washburn Review

This week, the Ichabod softball team hit the road for Edmond, Oklahoma to participate in the University of Central Oklahoma Invitational. They had five games lined up, though the final two against Southeastern Oklahoma State and East Central University were canceled. Out of the three games they did play, the Ichabods won two. The first game was Feb.

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Eat local: a guide to the perfect food and beer pairings Topeka has some really great restaurants that feature a variety of food and drink opportunities. The trick, however, is finding that right kind of combination of food and drink. To help with this, I have compiled a list of some of the best food and beer pairings, along with a nice breakfast option, for Washburn students in Topeka. To start, a restaurant that began in Lawrence and quickly made its way to College Hill, The Burger Stand. The Burger Stand offers a large variety of fries, such as the popular truffle and duck fat, some hot dog

Stand bosts is its great selection of draught beer, from favorite regional breweries like Free State and Boulevard, to selections from the craft beer center of Fort Collins, Colorado’s own Odell and New Belgium. This place is sure to have something on tap that you’ll love. As for pairing goes, my go-to food and beverage combination is the Smoke burger paired with Topeka’s own Blind Tiger Java Porter. Served with smoked applewood bacon, gouda and a chipotle cocoa ketchup, this is Burger Stand’s take on the classic bacon cheeseburger, and it certainly does not

Ichabod tip: Bring your Washburn ID on Mondays to receive 50 percent off certain food items, including the Smoke burger. Next we have a barbeque place that is fast, simple and, most importantly, good. HHB BBQ is a favorite for many who work in downtown Topeka. It serves a variety of barbecued meats and plenty of sides to choose from cheesy potatoes and cole slaw, to baked beans and mac and cheese. My personal favorite dish is the one meat or sandwich and two side combo. I recommend the brisket sandwich with a side of smoked mac and cheese

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compliments the dark notes of Finally, PT’s Coffee has the Purebred. been a staple of Topeka’s Pro tip: While the meat coffee scene for 25 years. With itself is tasty, tender and juicy a location across from campus enough, put a little HHB in College Hill, it is a great BBQ sauce on it. It stop for a caffeine fix between adds flavor, taking the classes. While known for its sandwich from good coffee, PT’s also offers a nice to great. array of food options, from Another great traditional breakfast served all option is the Blind day to a lunch menu that offer Tiger Brewery options such as soup, salad and Restaurant. I and sandwiches. All of these mentioned its Java comes with PTs traditional Porter before, but that artisanal style with great drink is just a sliver looking plating. When I think of what the Blind of PT’s though, I think coffee, Tiger has to offer and and when I think coffee, I it has a restaurant automatically think breakfast. with a great variety of My go-to breakfast order is foods. From steaks to the Old Fashioned Oats with barbecue, fish to pasta brown sugar and butter paired you are sure to find with a standard, no frills latte. the right food to pair This combination may seem a with great beer. One little boring, but the simplicity such pairing is the of the oats and the perk of the fettuccini alfredo and espresso are the perfect thing the Holy Grail Pale to help you wake up after a Photo by Charles Rankin Ale. The alfredo is met long night of studying. with the hops of the Pro tip: While I enjoy my Smoked out: The Burger Stand offers the Smoke Burger, with smoked bacon and gouda. The chipotle cocoa ketchup on the burger pairs ale for a combination oats with just a little sweetness well with the coffee and chocolate notes of the Blind Tiger Java Porter. that creates for the of the brown sugar, for only a perfect balance of creamy and couple more dollars, you can options and even some unique disappoint. and their fantastic potato bitter. add seasonal fruit or nuts for milkshakes, both kid friendly I’m a huge fan of dark beer soup. To pair with it, another Pro tip: With such a variety more flavor. and alcoholic. and while most people don’t local selection, the Happy of beers, including rotating Ichabod tip: PT’s offers As the name suggests think of porters or stouts to go Bassett Purebred Porter. As seasonals, try something new a 10 percent discount to however, burgers are what rule with a burger, the smokiness of with the Smoke Burger, the you might not normally order. Washburn students. the menu the bacon smokiness of the barbecue here and and the of Burger heat and Stand cocoa from has it all. the ketchup From The pairs well Classic with the burger, maltiness with just and coffee a slice notes of the of Vermont white cheddar, Java Porter. tomatoes, onions and greens, Pro tip: The burger should to the Black and Blue burger, fill you up, but if you want a with Blue cheese and a granny little more food, I suggest a smith apple chutney, Burger side of poutine fries. While not Stand has a variety of gourmet completely authentic, Burger burger options, any of which Stand’s take on the Quebecois Photo by Charles Rankin will surely please the palate of staple is the best version I’ve your average college student. had outside of Canadian A kick in your step: PT’s offers an understated bowl of oats served simply with butter and brown sugar. This bowl paired well The other thing Burger borders. with PTs latte as the perfect morning pick me up meal.

The Hello, I am Adam Thew, a sophomore here at Washburn and a senator for WSGA. I firmly believe that a key element of any organization working to its full potential is the idea of meritocracy. This includes universities as well. One reason I became a senator was to learn more about what policies were currently in place, what views policies reflect, and how well they serve the students of Washburn. While meritocracy is typically used in the context of individual achievement,


an ideal I hold as well, it can also be used to gauge current and future policy decisions. The reasoning behind why I support this view for our university is that for an organization the outcome of its actions is what matters. An action can be done with the best of intentions, but if it has no tangible results then that action was meaningless to those the organization exists to serve. Without results the group is not serving its members, and is in consequence failing its

only real obligation. Since the results are what ultimately determines the merit of student government policy, the most effective way to create policy is to have the results students want as the starting point. To focus on this, I encourage students with concerns on campus to talk to senators or consider running for student government themselves. -Senator Adam Thew

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Cutest couples of Washburn

Austen Adkins and Kristina Hernandez, junior music education majors.

Caitlyn Scott ‘16 graduate and Nick Scott ‘14 graduate.

James Barraclough, director of undergraduate initiatives, and Jessica Barraclough, director of student activities

Harvey Flowers, senior ceramics and sculpture major and Max Drobot.

Karlie Spielman, sophomore health service administration, and Kaid Allen, sophomore physical education

Lisa Schwartz, ‘07 graduate, Matt Dinkel ‘02 graduate and Kennedi Dinkel, 2039 graduate.

Wiatt Binder, senior exercise physiology, and Kylie Schirber, senior nursing major

Lauren Davidson, junior management and marketing major and Dakota Tucker, sophomore finance and economics major.

Paul Priddy , senior music performance major and Sienna Haynes, junior music performance major.

Joey Holly, sophomore marketing and finance major and Michaela Augustine, sophomore nursing major.

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What is your most memorable Valentine’s Day experience?

Bryce Strickland freshman psychology “I have really little siblings, and so they love just like making Valentine’s for their school, to give out to all the kids in their grade. When I was at home I loved helping them with that.”

James Clancy junior business

Rebecca Lewis freshman mass media

“Personally, going to school and getting those little candies. So yeah, for me Valentine’s day was always, kinda just a fun thing to do at school really.”

“I think it was a year ago and we [my mom and I] went to Olive Garden. I first got a job and I actually paid for it, and I felt proud, because she always paid for stuff.”

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Santana Lopez freshman nursing “Me and my boyfriend give each other presents, this year he gave me a 3 pound Hershey chocolate bar, it was great.”

Sierra Hendrickson freshman psychology “2 years ago, my parents, who have been together 2025 years...It was their 20th anniversary and so my dad came home with like, 20 roses for my mom. And it was very sweet and it was something that I remember because it’s how I want my husband to treat me, like in 20 years.”

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Marketing not enough to save ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’

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Healthcare, HA!: Much like Goku and Vegeta in “Dragon Ball Z,” Amazon, JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway are merging to help their employees receive affordable healthcare.

Coming soon: Prime employee benefits Allie Brockerd Washburn Review

Healthcare has been a tense topic among the American people since it was first established in the 1900s. Today, 44 million Americans are uninsured and 38 million have insurance that they feel is inadequate according to PBS. Unpaid medical bills are the No. 1 cause of bankruptcy in America and employers that want to provide adequate insurance their employees who struggle to afford it. A few big players in business want to change this. Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase rattled the stock market Feb. 6 when they announced that they were creating an independent healthcare company for their employees. While these companies stated that their healthcare organization would not be for profit, it is unclear whether they were implicating that the company was non-profit, or if they simply meant that the company’s purpose was to provide health insurance without turning a profit. A non-profit status would mean that the organization would not have to pay taxes on their net income, so the money saved could be reinvested to furtherthe growth of the program. Healthcare is a huge burden on the American economy. Buffett stated that U.S. healthcare costs are nearly twice that of other similarly developed countries. The three companies hope to integrate technology into the healthcare system, “to provide high quality and transparent care.”

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Amazon has the technology aspect of this initiative covered as it has unveiled multiple products over the past few years that integrate technology into everyday life. These include Amazon Echo, Fire Stick, smart TV and even a thermostat, all of which aim to add innovative shortcuts to everyday life. The technology will, in this case, be aimed at creating more convenient ways to access primary care. This could mean not having to physically visit a physician, but using online tools to interact with them instead. Although technology will help create affordable solutions to the high cost of healthcare, it is not the only element that will create change. Analysts agree that the current system has been monopolized by a few large providers for decades; their incentives being profit margins, not adequate healthcare. If these three companies can pull off the initiative they are proposing, they have the power to restructure the healthcare market and possibly pave the way for other companies to do the same. The effort is still in its planning stages, although the companies are hopeful that they can create change. “The healthcare system is complex, and we enter into this challenge open-eyed about the degree of difficulty,” said Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “Hard as it might be, reducing healthcare’s burden on the economy while improving outcomes for employees and their families would be worth the effort. Success is going to require talented experts, a beginner’s mind and a long-term orientation.”

Mystery box, shmystery box, J.J. Abrams. It’s the year 2028. The world is suffering from an unparalleled energy crisis, but some intrepid scientists believe that they might be able to save earth from societal collapse and world war by developing a large particle accelerator orbiting earth. After several failures, the crew is finally able to get the ship to work, but after overloading, the crew is shocked to find that earth has disappeared from view and there are some odd things going on with the ship. The crewmembers must work together to get their ship online and find their way back home. The producer of the “Cloverfield” movies, J.J. Abrams, has taken a pretty interesting approach in how to handle the films. So far, each of the films have been significantly different from the last and other than a few easter eggs and each movie dealing with an invasion in a different way, they share no similarities. “Cloverfield” is a found-footage film about a mysterious attack on New York City by a large and menacing force. “10 Cloverfield Lane” is a psychological horror film about a young woman who is kidnapped and taken to a bunker by a man who believes the attack has made the outside environment of earth toxic. Now we have “Paradox” which is a dimension-hopping sci-fi horror film. This approach to the franchise is pretty unique, and the overall mystery surrounding the invasion that connects the movies is still at an all-time high even though we’re at the third film in the franchise. Also, unique about the franchise is how they’ve been marketed. “10 Cloverfield

Lane” was announced with a trailer only a month before its release, a shockingly short marketing schedule. “Paradox” has done it one better. During the Super Bowl the first trailer ever released for “Paradox” played during a commercial break and the end of the commercial revealed that the movie would be available to watch immediately following the Super Bowl on Netflix. Initially, this seemed like a really brilliant marketing ploy to bring a lot of hype to the movie since nothing had been announced about the film until this trailer. In reality though, this was probably just to add interest to a really underwhelming movie that they knew would never do well in theaters. Netflix realized if they could just drop it on Netflix like a bad direct-to-dvd movie, then they would have more of a chance of people watching it. Despite its cool, surprise release there really is nothing else going for “The Cloverfield Paradox.” The script is absolutely incomprehensible. Things happen without any rhyme or reason simply because it would make for interesting horror imagery. Speaking too much on these individual points would be spoilers but let’s say the movie’s tendency to throw in incredibly questionable moments and then immediately move on to a completely unrelated plot point and never address that former moment again is almost insurmountable. Adding this, none of the characters in the film are memorable or interesting in any way except for Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Hamilton, who is involved with an interesting emotional arc in the film that addresses some pretty heavy topics of loss and how we handle grief. It’s a

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shame that more of the movie didn’t follow that plot line and instead opted for B-movie horror antics with convoluted mechanisms and muddled plot points throughout. The greatest sadness of “The Cloverfield Paradox” though is who is involved. The cast and crew are delightfully diverse and much of the movie’s design comes from the fact that each crew member comes from a different corner of the globe. The potential for a really interesting diverse cast working together to get back home is constantly undercut by horror gimmicks that serve very little purpose to the overall narrative. All of this coming from Julius Onah, a young, fresh and new Nigerian-American director who could’ve started a huge career jumping off of this, but now sadly may not get another chance at a movie this big. “The Cloverfield Paradox” is a complete disappointment. It is annoyingly convoluted, incredibly confusing and decides to leave its audience with questions rather than getting to the point of actually starting to answer them since we’re at the third movie in the franchise at this point. The film is case in point that J.J. Abram’s mystery box is more interested in trying to provide cheap riddles but without actually coming up with a good answer for those riddles first. If anything, “The Cloverfield Paradox” and “Bright” prove that Netflix isn’t the indestructible juggernaut of quality that we once believed them to be. When it comes to their big budget movies, they can be just as dissapointing as Hollywood’s other test tube creations.

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Star-studded: “The Cloverfield Paradox” has a suprising amount of cast members who will be very familiar to many audiences. From left to right: Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Black Mirror” and “Beauty and the Beast”), Daniel Bruhl (“Inglourious Basterds” and “Captain America: Civil War”) and David Oyelowo (“Selma” and “Queen of Katwe”).

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‘Mindhunter,’ strays from TV series, still bring thrills The things people are capable of can be truly horrific and serial killers have especially fascinated the pop culture climate. The Netflix series, “Mindhunter,” and the book it is based off of go back to the very beginning, when people first started asking why criminals did what they did. Both versions of the story explore different aspects of the much-discussed topic of criminal psychology. The book, “Mindhunter” begins with the author in a coma, which effectively sets the tone for the rest of the book. After briskly explaining how FBI agent John Douglas came to work for the FBI, the book explores the beginnings of the criminal psychology and how profiling came to be used to inform investigations and predict the motives of serial killers and other offenders. The book clips along at a nice pace, moving from high point to high point, linking together pertinent information from several high profile cases to show how trying to understand criminal mentalities worked its way into law enforcement. The prose, while simple, adheres to what Douglas claims at the opening of the book, he knows how to tell a story. Despite essentially being a collection of crimes only bound together by their

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Mind games: Holt McCallany and Jonathan Groff portray agents Tench and Holden as they interview criminals, hoping to discover underlying factors in the crimes they committed. While their characters are fictional, they are based on agents from the nonfiction source material.

investigator and the category of criminals committing it, Douglas does a great job of threading the stories together into an interwoven web. Netflix’s adaption of “Mindhunter,” while not completely faithful to the book, manages to directly quote the book while telling a completely new story. Spearheaded by acclaimed director David Fincher, known for films such as “Se7en,” “The Social Network,” “Zodiac” and “Fight Club,” the series opts for a more narrative style rather than recounting the book’s information in the documentary form.

The mini-series follows fictional character Holden Ford, portrayed by Jonathan Groff, who possesses a well of never-ending charisma. Ford goes from a naive agent genuinely curious about the possibility of looking at investigations from another angle to having a panic attack on the floor outside the room of a serial killer. The character development is slow, but after re-watching the pilot follwing the finale, it is easy to see how far the show progressed in a mere 10-episode season. The series knows that it is a smart, slick, well-oiled

machine and comes out swinging with discussions of Manson, the nuances of smalltown crime versus big city crime and how the backdrop of the 70s fits into the evolving portrait of crime. While I wasn’t familiar with all of the killers portrayed, each actor brought a different type of menace to the episodes that featured them and the knowledge that all the crimes they bragged about were true gave the series a unique darkness. The book and the TV series individually tell entertaining and informative stories, but in completely different

ways. While the show’s cinematography makes it clear the producers were treating the series like a work of art with dark lighting and the type of camera work usually reserved for pricey HBO series, the book manages to tell a more brutal and intimate story. However, being a native Wichitan myself, having a character based on the reallife BTK Killer lurking in the background throughout the series hit a bit closer to home. Additionally, the book approaches the relatively new world of criminal psychology as a new era of criminal justice, while the TV show treats the subject as the wizard behind the curtain, something that has been pulling the strings the entire time, something to be revealed in order to understand the big picture. With adaptation after adaptation of beloved books biting the dust for not capturing the essence of the original, “Mindhunter” manages the rare feat of producing something similar enough to be called an adaptation, but different and fresh enough to be its own thing. I would recommend it to anyone who has even a passing interest in crime.

Retrospective: ‘Mega Man 3’ adds new sidekick With its first major financial success, Capcom wanted to ensure that the “Mega Man” franchise had a new entry released quickly. This new game would take many of the changes made to the formula of “Mega Man 2” and tweak them for game balancing, while other entirely new ideas were implemented. “Mega Man 3” was released in September of 1990, two years after the second game hit store shelves. It was greeted with praise in equal measure to its predecessor, with many still referring to it as a highlight of the original series. Upon starting the game, players are greeted by a simple title screen, followed by the boss select screen. The lack of an in-game introduction to “Mega Man 3” is because the

plot introduction is present in the manual. The infamous Dr. Wily appears to have turned over a new leaf, deciding to aid his former partner, Dr. Light, in the creation of a new peacekeeping robot named Gamma. All seemed well until eight new Robot Masters begin to attack, aided by the mysterious Break Man, a robot with similar capabilities to Mega Man himself. It is inevitably revealed that Wily is behind this once again and it’s up to Mega Man to stop him. The first major new mechanic to “Mega Man 3” is the slide. In previous Mega Man games, there was no way to duck underneath incoming hazards or low walls, but now Rock can slide with ease, allowing for greater potential

in obstacle design variety and boss strategies. Additionally, the items from “Mega Man 2” were replaced with Rush, Rock’s brand new robotic dog. Not only can Rush appear to offer Mega Man a greater jump height by using Rush Coil, but he can also transform into either Rush Jet or Rush Marine, allowing the player to move freely throughout the air and the water. Rush adds charm and character to what were simple moving platforms previously and is a welcome addition to the series. Those that played the prior entries in the franchise may note that some of the Robot Master abilities of “Mega Man 3” bear remarkable similarities to preexisting ones, with the Shadow Blade being a

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particularly notable example. In “Mega Man 2,” the metal blade ability considered somewhat unbalanced, allowing the player to attack in eight directions. “Mega Man 3” introduced the Shadow Blade ability, which performs similarly, but with shorter range, more energy consumption and usable in only four directions. After reaching Dr. Wily’s fortress yet again, the mad doctor reveals his ultimate plan by unveiling Gamma, the robot that he and Light designed together. Upon defeating Wily the castle begins to crumble around them, knocking Mega Man unconscious, however he is saved in the nick of time by Break Man. Once Mega Man returns home, Light reveals

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that Rock and Roll were not the first robots with the ability to make conscious decisions, but rather Blues, or Proto Man as he is now called, who donned the disguise of Break Man. Blues lived under Light’s care for a time but left after the kind doctor offered to repair his broken power source. This power malfunction allowed Proto Man to stray from his original programming, but at the cost of a shorter lifespan. Repairing it would certainly give him a longer life, but it would take away this absolute freedom in that it grants him. The game leaves the players to ponder Proto Man’s decision and the nature of will and freedom of choice while fans eagerly awaited the inevitable sequel.

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Topeka Garden Show puts unique art on display All photos by Louis Collobert

Top: DH Lawn and Garden Equipment proudly display a wood carving of a huge Echo brand chainsaw. Right: Robert Ellis, attendenee of the Garden Show, hugs the inflatable, smiling Big Green Egg from Patio Pool and Fireside. Bottom right: Keith Gregory of Willard, Missouri carves an eagle into a log using a chainsaw. This is one of many animals he has carved into wood. Bottom left: Attendees got to visit “Whoville” by Jackson’s Greenhouse and Garden Center. The installation contained cutouts of famous Dr. Seuss characters like The Lorax, Yertle the Turtle and Horton scattered among roses as fake, colorful Truffula trees rose toward the ceiling. Left: Faerie Tale Gardens sets up shop at the Garden Show, putting up potted plant arrangements for sale.

Teeth grind over ‘Lady Doritos’ There was an almost unanimous and obvious backlash to Lady Doritos. When CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi, talked about how women don’t like to eat chips loudly and that the company was researching to create non-crunchy Doritos the internet responded with backlash. “Women I think would love to do the same, but they don’t. They don’t like to crunch too loudly in public,” Nooyi said. “And, you know, they don’t lick their fingers generously and they don’t like to pour the little, broken pieces and the flavor into their mouth.” There are a large number of people who say that this is exactly the kind of product that reinforces negative stereotypes about women. That they are nothing more than dainty and ladylike. However, a smaller group is crying overreach of political correctness. Their argument is that Nooyi was just stating the facts and that if the chips were just dubbed “Silent Doritos” as opposed to the internetnamed “Lady Doritos,” no one would have a problem. But that is exactly the problem. Words have the power to shape thought and behavior and reveal underlying conceptions of things. Feminist ideals, which this case involves, have a lot to do a lot with politically correct culture. Yes, politically correct language can just act as a façade, hiding deeper social truths, serving as euphemisms

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and fueling one’s self-righteousness. After all, it is the intent that matters. However, the problem with this case is that the thought that fuels the intent itself is detrimental. The statement by Nooyi reveals the exact kind of social stigma that women face. People may lambast Nooyi for the statement, and rightfully so, but what they are right to be angry about is the concept that women need such products. It is OK for companies to cater to a demographic they deem an asset to their success, but how they view and think of their demographic is also crucial. It is not only women who don’t want to exhibit their so-called obscene crunching. All people, in quiet contexts such as that of a library or a classroom even, want their consuming to be less conspicuous. The only reason women want to present themselves as the quieter of the sexes - although that mindset seems to be waning - is because society imposes such expectations on them. The primary goal of feminism is to elevate women to an equal status as men by vanquishing any stigma or stereotype that society attributes to them. While the face of feminism has been somewhat tarnished by the heavy commercialization and misinterpretation, the fact that people got angry at Nooyi’s statement shows a glimpse of progress.

We need to HEY! hear from you! Students from Washburn University and Washburn Tech will be randomly selected to participate in the “Assessing the Campus Safety Climate” survey. The survey is intended to identify intervention strategies to reduce or eliminate the incidence of sexual violence on our campuses. If you are one of the students randomly selected to provide information about the safety climate at Washburn University or Washburn Tech, we urge you to complete the survey.

Check your Washburn email on February 20, 2018 for a message from Pam Foster and the link to the survey. Thank you.

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There are always two types of singles on Valentine’s Day Who is going to buy me chocolate?

I’m so alone!!


I can’t believe I’m single on Valentines Day!

Eh, I’m good.

It’s Single Awareness Day! I’m so jealous! All of my friends have dates today!

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Washburn Review - February 14, 2018 - Issue 18  
Washburn Review - February 14, 2018 - Issue 18