February 15, 2017
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at parties and they are smoking,” Anonymous said. The student said that she was surprised by the number of other female students posted on the site. “I’m sure a lot of these people on the website have no idea that they’re on it,” the student said. “I don’t even know how many people have seen their naked pictures, and [the girls] probably don’t even know.” Particularly in Washburn’s case, the way the anonymous users speak suggests that some of them may be Washburn students, contributing to requesting and leaking photos of their peers. The student said she is particularly troubled by this knowledge. “That’s the worst part, saying that they see me around,” the student said. “It could be someone I know very well, or it could be someone I have
As part of the One Billion Rising revolution, Washburn University joined organizations around the world to celebrate V-day with performances of the Vagina Monologues a series of monologues describing women’s experiences with violence and sexism. The One Billion Rising revolution is a stand in solidarity with the one in three women (around 1 billion women total) who will be beaten or raped in her lifetime, as described by their website. V-Day, a celebration of One Billion Rising, was started when Eve Ensler gave permission for her 1996 play, the Vagina Monologues, to be performed freely without paying royalties.The only condition is that those performing this play must charge admission and donate proceeds to local organizations that fight violence against women and children. This play has sparked involvement around the globe and here at Washburn. Groups around the world take the month of February to celebrate V-Day through the Vagina Monologues and other events as the largest mass action to fight violence against women in history. Sharon Sullivan, a professor at Washburn, has been involved with the Vagina Monologues for seventeen years and was involved with its beginning years on campus at Washburn nearly fifteen years ago.
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A website for anonymous posting was discovered hosting leaked nude photos of female students from multiple universities and high schools including Washburn University, University of Kansas, Washburn Rural and Seaman High last week, with posts indicating the site has been active for several months. The website meticulously breaks down nude photo-leaking into a state-by-state, cityby-city system. There are fifty channels, each representing a different state in the U.S. On each channel, users start threads typically based on area code, city, university, high school or even specifically focused on one person. Users post photos taken from the students’ social media and request any leaks available. In some instances, users were
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documented listing women’s phone numbers alongside their photos, and some threads were documented hosting photos of minors or photos of someone before they turned 18, which is child pornography. One Washburn student, who was recently made aware of the website’s existence after appearing in a post requesting her nude photos, said she is scared someone may now upload private photos of her. This student has been kept anonymous for her safety. “I feel kind of violated,” the student said. “It’s disgusting that somebody would go out of their way and try to get personal pictures. This is not consensual at all. I did not give anyone permission to post anything of me online.” The website is based on 4chan, a once popular image board that predates social media networks like Facebook and is still active today. 4chan
is known as a communication hub for the hacker group Anonymous, which derives its namesake from the lack of any identification or usernames required on 4chan. This new leaking website mirrors 4chan’s graphics scheme, posting interface and level of anonymity. Additionally, its community displays signs of a unique culture, with users referring to nude photos as “wins” and users commenting “bump” on posts to bring them to the front of the thread catalog. No users are readily identifiable, but the users talk about some of the women with leaked photos in a fashion that indicates they know them in-person. In a thread focused on Topeka where Washburn students’ photos were posted as a request for a leak, one user wrote the following: “Left is [name withheld] right is [name withheld], anyone have wins of them? Seen them
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Briefs Prairie Band seeks tribal interns Students currently enrolled as tribal members in Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation are encouraged to apply as a tribal intern in the summer of 2017 for possible full-time placement with Prairie Band Casino and Resort in Mayetta, Kansas. The opportunity offers work experience and potential job placement for students in post-secondary learning institutions. Experience with Word, Excel and Powerpoint is preferred. The goal of the internship is to improve students competence in core areas, including marketing, finance, human resources, retail and food, security and information technology. Visit pbpgaming.com, for more internship opportunities.
veils the mural dedicated to Glenda Taylor, named “Gusto,” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17, in the art building. The mural was created by two art classes hosted by Washburn, an advanced ceramics class and Architexture Tiles class. Students brought together different designs and elements from Glenda’s life to create an overall mural made by Washburn students.
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Open workouts, affordable fitness
Evolution Gymnastics offers Tumble Tuesday Open Workout at 7 p.m. every Tuesday for $5 for one hour or $8 for two hours. The workout consists of tumbling and gymnastics in a class-like environment, or assistance with other equipment and workouts. Professionals are available to determine the level of assistance and exercise in certain areas.
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Many Flags: MaryAnn Wittman (left) stands with two of her students in the International House. Programs and classes help international students to do well in classes and gather the information to become active at Washburn. The International Club meets at the House to gather American and International students to learn with each other.
coln Room of the Memorial Union. Students can speak with candidates to determine if they will be a good representatives for student groups on campus, giving organization members input on current candidates.
The Topeka Symphony Orchestra will be performing space-film soundtracks in the “Out of this World Pops Concert,” at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 18 in the Garvey Fine Arts Center. The concert includes music from Star Wars, Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica.
Organizations to size up candidates Glenda Taylor art memorial unveiled Washburn’s campus un-
Members of student organizations may attend interviews for the Program Coordinator position at Washburn at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 and Feb. 24 in the Lin-
Topeka Symphony WU Debate victory and space music in Missouri Classic
Will Starks, sophomore, Washburn University’s debate team won the Missouri Classic parliamentary debate tournament hosted by University of Missouri. Quintin Brown and Will Starks currently rank ninth among the best teams in the National Parliamentrary Tournament of Excellence. The second best team, Kaitlyn Bull and Ryan Kelly, also represent Washburn. Brown and Starks competed against Colorado State Pueblo in the final round and won on a 2-1 decision.
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February 15, 2017
Resume Roadshow prepares students for Career Fair Charles Rankin CONTRIBUTOR
As students prepare for life after college, many will attempt to enter the workforce and find themselves staring at a computer screen struggling to write the resume that could land them the perfect job. Washburn University Career Services put on a resume roadshow Feb. 13. The event is held a few days before the career fair each semester. It entails members of career services and representatives from local employers looking at the resumes of students to going over them and help make any changes. “We’ve had about 60 students
each time we put it on,” said Kent McAnally, director of career services. Career services has found the event to be very successful for those who utilize it. “The feedback we get from students is that it is helpful,” McAnally said. “They especially like having employers here to look at them.” Jesse Johnston, human resources generalist at CoreFirst Bank & Trust, is one of those employer representatives. He has been helping career services prepare students for a couple of years and enjoys being able to help students as they get ready for their careers. “It’s nice to give feedback on
things like resumes,” Johnston said. “A lot of students have never had a job before coming to college and this can be really helpful for them.” Johnston is excited for the opportunities the students may have after they meet with him. “Even if it’s not working with us, we can steer them in the right direction,” Johnston said. “Just being able to help them with that is worth it for me.” Shayla Rilinger, a senior marketing major, was one of the students that met with Johnston. Rilinger had never really set up a resume before preparing for the roadshow. “I just went on Microsoft Word and used a template,”
Rilinger said. She plans on going to the career fair and felt that the roadshow was a great way to begin preparing for it. “It was good to have an outsider take a look at it and help tweak it for what I really need,” Rilinger said. Career services sets up the roadshow intentionally on this day so that students can have the best looking resume before visiting businesses and employers at the career fair taking place Feb. 15. McAnally has one important piece of advice for any student coming to the career fair. “Do a little homework about the employers before you
come,” McAnally said. “The biggest disappointment I hear from them is students coming up to a table and asking, ‘What do you guys do?’” Johnston agrees that being prepared is key when meeting with companies and potential employers. “Visit the company’s website, research them,” Johnston said. “Employers are impressed when you know what they are all about.”
Charles Rankin, charles. email@example.com, is a junior mass media major.
Welcoming Kappa Delta Chi WU Words celebrates diversity Alyxis Bowens
Kappa Delta Chi, a Greek sorority with 61 chapters in the United States, is looking to establish a chapter at Washburn University. Kapa Delta Chi is a multicultural chapter that promotes the traditional values of unity, honesty, integrity and leadership at its respective universities. Students that expressed interest in this chapter have come together and with help of Jessica Barraclough, director of leadership and development of students, are making this dream become a reality. Washburn has helped so far by gauging interest and reaching out to alumni of this chapter for help. Even with the university’s help, this is something that is student-driven. Without student interest, there will be no charter. When asking students who are looking to establish this group why this specific charter, most answers led to the opinion of having more diverse leaders on campus. “It would be a confidence booster and motivator -------------------------------
Diversity is something Washburn University strives to expose everyone to, whether a student, faculty or staff member. Professor Sharon Sullivan highlights the diversity that appears on the campus in her crafting of the “WU Words Project.” On Feb. 16-19, students, faculty and staff will come together in the Neese Grey Theatre to share their stories that highlight the hardships and successes in their lives. Diversity is something that many people are afraid of because of opposing opinions or fear of being looked down upon. This production was put together from several different monologues that various members of the Washburn community wrote. Sullivan put the monologues together to create one play that gives a voice to the actors and actresses as well as the audience. Sullivan spent about a year collecting autobiographical stories based on topics ranging from personal identity to who
seeing our own kind in leadership roles,” said student Yami Zamora. “It opens up diversity, culture and discussions for minorities involved in predominantly white organizations.” So far, there are enough students interested in it right now to get a colony started and possibly obtain a charter by Fall 2017. Still room for others to join in this opportunity. Students interested in this charter and what it offers can visit Student Activities and Greek Life for further information.
Alyxis Bowens, alyxis. firstname.lastname@example.org, is a senior mass media major.
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they are and how they came to be at Washburn. Each person who submitted a writing is in the play. Some people wrote about the worst experiences of their childhoods, abuse or bullying, deaths in their families, depression, but also about their successes and their passions like why they wanted to come to Washburn and why they chose their major. “I feel like some people may not be able to relate to everything but I would bet that there is something in the play that everyone would be able to relate to or can identify with,” Sullivan said. “I think one of the things that is so amazing to me is what some people have been through and they have still been successful.” Overall, the message for the play is about who Washburn is as a community but also as individuals. “Coming to Washburn, students felt like people really liked them being here and the faculty were connecting with the students,” said Sullivan. Sullivan’s inspiration has al-
ways been to tell the stories that haven’t been said and what has been left out. “My commitment was to have all of the voices heard, regardless if I agree,” Sullivan said. “I think it’s amazing how you can survive things that you don’t think you can in the moment; acknowledge them as part of who you are but also be able to move beyond that.”
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WEBSITE continued: never seen before. It makes it stalker-ish.” So long as both parties are two consenting adults, sending nude photos is not a criminal act. However, posting pornographic images of a person online without their consent is defined as revenge porn. “I’m sure everybody sends them, it doesn’t make me a bad person,” the student said. “But [posting them online] is defining these girls by their bodies.” As of 2016, Kansas is among 27 states to define revenge porn as criminal activity, in light of the Kansas House of Representatives and Gov. Sam Brownback approving
HB 2501. This bill, which went into effect July 1, 2016, means those found uploading revenge porn could see felony charges of breaching privacy and blackmail, leading to six years in prison. Joel Bluml, Associate Vice President for Student Life at Washburn, noted students contributing to revenge porn could also be subject to Student Code of Conduct violations. “From the Student Conduct Code: ‘when the off-campus behavior of students can be reasonably expected to adversely affect the safety and security of persons on campus or the orderliness of the educational process, Wash-
burn must implement the procedures provided for in this Code,’” Bluml said. “Considering the context of our discussion, I anticipate that determining if the Student Conduct Code would apply would be based on the details and facts of each specific incident.” Bluml also said that students dealing with similar issues could come to the Student Life department for assistance. “The Student Life team is dedicated to supporting students in their time of need,” Bluml said. “Washburn University is committed to serving students through an interdisciplinary approach
designed to empower students to navigate barriers to student success.” The website’s domain extension indicates it is hosted outside of the U.S., meaning it is operating outside of the state’s jurisdiction. The only way to criminalize the activity on the website is to identify the users posting photos, which is difficult on an anonymous image board. Bluml said the most effective way to prevent leaks onto these websites is for students to carefully consider the possible outcomes of taking and sending private photos. “I think the quick answer is to remind students not to share photos [or] texts that
they wouldn’t want the world to see,” Bluml said. “I also realize that suggestions such as these are easy to make with the benefit of hindsight and do not necessarily always align with social norming in real time. Therefore, I would like anyone who has been victimized by this sort of activity to know that they will not be judged or lectured if they come forward to seek assistance in dealing with their situations. There is sincere interest in being part of the healing process.” Mark Feuerborn, Mark.firstname.lastname@example.org. is a junior mass media major.
“It’s empowering to know that all over the world during this one month, people are performing this play.” Sullivan said. Marissa Meis, a senior mass media and theater major, was the student director of this year’s Vagina Monologues. She said when she first saw the play two years ago, she was mortified yet inspired by the controversial content. Meis said that she thinks people enjoy watching the Vagina Monologues so much because the topics covered are things that many women relate to, but never get the chance to talk about. “While you’re in that audience watching that show it’s almost as if you’re getting to talk about it,” Meis said. Sullivan said the content of
this play is not just important to women. When such a large portion of the population is experiencing violence and cannot do their best, it effects everyone.
“If you’re trying to figure out how to survive a rape or how to be safe in your own home, then you’re not finding the cure for cancer or teaching children how to read,”
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Sullivan said. Annastasia Glover, a senior English major, attended the Vagina Monologues. She said that she was challenged and entertained by the play’s
content. “The play humanizes tragedies that are often times ignored or viewed as inevitable,” Glover said. “Violence against women is not inevitable.” Glover said that events like this one should be continued to shed light on these issues and to donate time and funding to eliminate tolerance for violence. Meis said she was “so humbled and excited at how well it all came together, with the help of the Leadership Institute, STAND, and many other campus individuals and organizations.” Jessica Knieff, jessica.knieff@ washburn.edu, is a junior mass media major.
Washburn Campus Police Report The Washburn Review’s crime report coverage follows crime trends on a week-to-week basis. This chart accounts for crime from Feb. 7 to Feb. 14. February 7 19:40 - Arrest by LEO, warrant arrest. Off campus location. Report taken: individual taken to the DOC by WUPD.
February 10 11:19 - Motor vehicle accident: hit and run. Parking Lot 1. Report taken: photos taken, investigation continues.
February 8 09:28 - Motor vehicle accident. Parking Lot E. Report taken: photos taken.
February 13 09:17 - Theft: heating blower motor. Washburn Insititute of Tech. Report taken: investigation continues.
Of 3 recorded crimes: Alcohol Violations - 0% Assault - 0% Burglary (Building) - 0% Burglary (Vehicle) - 0% Criminal Damage - 0% Domestic Violence - 0% Drug Arrests - 0% Harassment - 0% Sex Offense - 0% Theft (Auto) - 0% Traffic Incidents - 66% Theft - 33%
February 15, 2017
A.M. in the P.M. - Lesson in Decompression Alex M. Hounchell WASHBURN REVIEW
Human beings are a lot like springs; if you twist them or compress them, it is possible for them to be weakened. People are no different. If you continue to stress yourself out by being pressed and bent in different directions, it will eventually weaken your abilities all together. I can attest to the feeling of being overwhelmed. Sometimes, I take on more than I can handle or more than my abilities actually allow me to accomplish at all. In these moments, I’m reminded that mentality is like a
muscle. You have to continue to work on it, if you wish to get stronger. Even so, it is important to give your brain, your body, your muscles and your mentality those days of rest. The days of rest allow you to recuperate and then you can start backup at full throttle. Working through your high stress may seem like the correct thing to do at the time, since it is actively happening in the moment. Do not forget that stress has added physical symptoms, making decompression seem like a better choice. High stress causes acute insomnia for example, which will make it hard in the long run to finish a big project. Over time, running on high stress will cause you to lose energy, and become generally lethargic. This again, will
make it difficult to do your work. High stress has also been known to lower immune system. Additionally, stress can have negative consequences for your emotional stability. It can cause low self-esteem and general agitation. This means that decompression could be called a form of therapy, as it allows the stress inside of your body to be softened. In this way, decompressing is a subset of work. Going to the movies, playing a videogame, going to a dance club or drinking an entire two-liter of ginger ale are a part of working. Decompression is like washing your hands after going to the bathroom or washing dishes after cooking and eating dinner. It is even like doing laundry. You have to get rid of the clutter like the
dirty clothes or dishes to be able to move on. Once the cleanup is done for a task, it makes it easier to move on to new things. Continuing to allow dirty dishes to pile up in the sink, on top of being a nuisance, will cause stress. At the same time, if everything you need to accomplish takes up all of your energy, then at some point you have nothing left to give. Though I wouldn’t call doing dishes fun, I do believe decompression is necessary and part of the end step of any type of work. Consider it next time you finish a paper, just to see if it is refreshing. Alex Hounchell, alex. email@example.com, is a senior English major.
Bods on the Block Less than one month ago, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the U.S. and is already facing a lot of criticism from people on various points of the political spectrum. Washburn University students were asked about their positive thoughts on the new president. What positive outcomes do you think are possible with the new president? “That is a hard question because the president on his own can’t really do anything.”
“We are making positive efforts to bring American companies back from overseas.”
- Abby Holloway, sophomore music and English double major.
- Josh Faulk, undecided sophomore.
“The United States might be run like a business for once. That could help us crawl out of some of the debt we’ve incurred.”
“A different view of how matters can get done, especially on foreign affairs.”
- Christina Foreman, senior business major
- Collin Holthaus, junior history major
“I think Trump will bring businesses back like he promised he would do. That will bring more opportunities for jobs, which we desperately need.”
“I think that maybe some magic could happen and maybe something good could happen for the country.”
- Krystal Wall, senior elementary education major
- Mia Calderon, senior communications major.
“I do believe there will be less governmental overreach. A common sense rollback on excessive regulation that former administrations put in place.”
“Sometimes it takes dramatic circumstances to change people’s moods from indifference to discontentment.”
- Matt Langworthy, third year law student
- John Roberts, sophomore human services major
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February 15, 2017
I Love Cello Day unites musicians to celebrate talents Andrew Shermoen
This past Saturday, Feb 11 at White Concert Hall a large coalition of cello musicians from Topeka and surrounding areas gathered at White Concert Hall to perform a concert dedicated to the music of the cello. Washburn students conducted and performed alongside Washburn faculty members and younger aspiring cellists as well. The Washburn University Cello Association assembled six groups together to perform for a large audience. The first group on the program for the day was The End Pins, a large ensemble made up of varying age groups that performed three piece arranged by Washburn adjunct instructor of cello Erin Renyer. This collection of songs Georges Bizet’s “The L’Arlesienne March” a well-known French march from the play “L’Arlesienne” by Alphonse Daudet. The play was poorly received, but the music is beloved even to this day. The End Pins followed this up with “Te Deum” a motet from Charpentier that requires immense focus and concentration. The End Pins
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Cello, It’s Me: From left to right, Brett Lytle, Dustin Winters, and Sydney Anderson, all cello performance majors perform Pablo de Saraste’s “Zapateado.” The students participated in other parts of the day’s festivities including conducting and leading younger students.
were replaced on stage by The Rock Stops, who performed Renyer’s arrangement of Dvorak’s “Largo” and a very intriguing rendition of The Beatles “Eleanor Rigby.” Hearing the familiar opening notes of the famed song performed as a piece for cellos gave it an eerier sound than usual. The audience
showed much appreciation for this unique take on a classic song from the modern era. The Wolf Tones then appeared on stage and performed three songs with no conducting to help keep pace, a difficult feat with a large ensemble, yet they persevered and were not hindered performing “DMO”
by Shirl Jae Atwell and “Queen of the Night” from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera “Magic Flute.” They finished off their set with a rendition of the theme from the classic television show, “Hawaii Five-O.” The Fine Tuners appeared next with several different pieces of varying difficulty and tone.
One such piece was Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango,” a piece that mixes accordion and cello and has appeared in many films and shows, most notably Roman Polanski’s “Frantic.” They also performed Edvard Grieg’s “Sarabande.” The final group of the day was The I Heart Cello Collective who dazzled audiences with their renditions of The Beatles’s “Yellow Submarine” and the explosive, intense and vibrant “1812 Overture” by Pytor Tchaikovsky. The concert had over one hundred musicians involved in the production and performance of the music and was sponsored by several local cello and string instrument businesses in the Topeka area. The next concert will be the Washburn Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. It will be at 7:30 p.m. on, Feb 21 at White Concert Hall. Andrew Shermoen, andrew. email@example.com, is a senior English education major.
‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ breaks bones, expectations Andrew Shermoen
The Boogeyman is back again, and this time the hunter has become the hunted. John Wick (Keanu Reeves), former international assassin for hire, has just finished enacting his revenge on the Russian mobsters who stole his car and killed his dog, and is ready to resume his life of retirement. An old boss, Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) requests Wick’s help and provides Wick with an ultimatum he cannot refuse. “John Wick” was a sleeper hit of 2014. A comeback for Reeves that found the actor playing into a persona we had never truly seen him tackle before. Wick is a riveting character. He’s calm and collected, but never afraid to show his rage. He’s visceral and has a sharp and quick wit. Reeves’s performance as Wick is good enough to keep people coming back, and Wick’s continuous emotional struggles make him a captivating lead and these struggles continue in “John Wick: Chapter 2.” Admittedly though, the first “John Wick” had a lot more emotion central to its story. The
death of John’s dog Daisy gave the story very hefty emotional weight. Especially considering the fact that Daisy was a final gift from Wick’s dying wife, Helen. Losing his love and then losing the one living thing in his life that reminds him of her makes for a very interesting sequence of events that, despite Wick’s consistently stoic personality, makes him a very sympathetic character. The story in “John Wick: Chapter 2” doesn’t have this emotional weight. A villainous crime boss once again steals something from Wick but it doesn’t feel tangentially tied to the death of Daisy or Helen. The greater crime against John’s humanity is that Santino forces John back into a life he doesn’t really wish to return to. wick still makes for a compelling lead and the story leads you to unique characters in this universe. Common plays Cassian, a bodyguard and assassin who feels compelled to kill Wick after he commits a sin upon his livelihood. It almost makes him the perfect foil to Wick. Laurence Fishburne makes an appearance as The Bowery King, chewing up scenery like he was born to ham up a sound stage. He’s
funny, dramatic, and somewhat unsettling. He casts a shadow of confusion over his motivations and I’m still not sure if he is a reluctant friend or manipulative foe. Ruby Rose plays Ares, the deaf security chief of Santino, and the banter between her and Wick is immaculately well-written and very funny. Despite having the façade of a very generic action-crime thriller, the “John Wick” films occupy a fascinating universe. The world of international assassins unfolds even more in the second chapter to very convincing effects. The real kicker of “John Wick: Chapter 2” is the action. Chad Stahelski, the film’s director, is a veteran stunt choreographer with an eye for fighting and action that rivals everyone else in the business. Stahelski took action scene concepts that no director would dare touch due to their complexity and executes them (no pun intended) with a flourish all his own. The breakneck pace of the film only allows short moments of respite before throwing you right back into incredible moments of hand to hand combat and precise shooting that makes for fantastic and visceral action scenes. “John Wick: Chapter 2” boils
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Triggered: Reeves nearly all of his own stunts in both installments in the “John Wick” franchise. He reportedly committed weeks of training with real guns before performing his complex prop gun stunts so as to accurately portray his firearms expert character, John Wick.
down to a film with amazing action that rivals blockbusters with triple its budget. It entertains with a well-written, often funny, story that expands on the intriguing universe established in the first film. All in all, “John Wick 2” is a fantastic time at the theater and shows that Keanu
has still got what it takes.
Andrew Shermoen, andrew. firstname.lastname@example.org, is a senior English education major.
February 15, 2017
Cooking With Carney: Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Carney Ziegler
I am a little ashamed to admit how many mug dessert recipes I’ve tested, searching for one that isn’t too complicated and actually doesn’t taste like it came from a microwave. To name a few, I experimented with confetti cake and peanut butter cookies, but neither worked out the way I wanted. However, through my multiple trials and errors, I have found the one I’ve been searching for: Molten Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake. It was worth the wait. This one-minute cake is perfect for a study break treat, since you’ll likely have all the ingredients on-hand and it takes minimal effort. It’s also something I would readily suggest serving to friends on movie nights in lieu of a late night ice cream run. It’s a good option, too, if you’re looking for something sweet for a date night in. Share this with your significant other or each make your own. With my sweet tooth, I don’t have room to judge. A few suggestions if you’re looking to lighten up this dessert is to try substituting any of my proposed ingredients for light or vegan butter, non-dairy milk,
low-calorie peanut butter, dark chocolate chips and dark brown sugar instead of granulated sugar. I think the recipe is just right the way it is, though. Cut yourself some slack and enjoy a well-deserved splurge. I was honestly leery to try a mug cake recipe. They typically end up dry, thick and not flavorful enough to be a real treat, but this recipe resulted in such a pleasant surprise. Think melted peanut butter and chocolate oozing from the center of the mug. Life can get hectic, with school, work and extracurriculars, but this chocolate peanut butter cake is bound to give you the pick-me-up you need at the end of the day. And the best part? Because you make this recipe in a microwave, it’s dorm-friendly. So for those of you in the dorms wary of the communal kitchens, or anyone living in the Village without full-sized ovens, this is a great substitute to baking brownies that takes significantly less time and effort to make.
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2 tablespoons butter, melted ¼ cup milk ¼ teaspoon vanilla ¼ cup all-purpose flour
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2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons sugar ¼ teaspoon baking powder 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter 1 tablespoon chocolate chips, plus more for topping, if desired
Cooking With Carney
1. In a large mug, add melted butter, milk and vanilla. Stir to combine. Add flour, cocoa powder, sugar and baking powder, whisking thoroughly until no lumps remain. 2. Dollop peanut butter into the center of the mug, pressing gently until the batter covers the top. Sprinkle chocolate chips into the center, pressing gently until the batter covers them, too. 3. Microwave for 60 seconds. Remove and sprinkle with additional chocolate chips, if desired. Let cool about one minute before serving. Carney Ziegler, carney. email@example.com, is a senior mass media major.
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The Cake Isn't A Lie: A mug cake is ideal for an after school treat or a night in with friends. Chocolate cake typically pairs well with coffee, milk, white dessert wine or stout beer.
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February 15, 2017
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February 15, 2017
Basketball brings more than competition Antony Furse
Lee Arena is not the only place on campus to find basketball players in action on campus. At the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, athletes can be found on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights hitting the hardwood for some fierce competition in five on five intramural basketball. Intramurals are sporting opportunities that allow anyone on campus to compete in team or individual sports without having to dedicate the time of a full-time ath-
lete. Many students participated in athletics in high school and intramurals allows them to continue using their athletic talents in a fun and relaxing manner. The current five on five basketball season began on January 17 with over 200 students signed up to compete. The men’s bracket consists of 21 teams that are comprised of anyone from groups of friends to fraternity members. The women bracket consists of four teams for this season. The regular season ended on February 9 with three teams in the men’s division boasting an undefeat-
ed record. The teams ‘Money Team’, ‘Top City’ and ‘Just Put It In’, have accomplished an undefeated regular season record. For the women’s division, the team ‘Mulvane’ is holding the first place spot with a 2-1 record. The basketball playoff tournament will begin for the men on Feb. 14 and end with the championship game on Mar 1. The women’s league will play their first round of playoffs on February 14 and end with the championship game on Feb. 21. Intramurals is much more than a time to play a sport. For many, like sophomore
accounting major Ryan Maddex, it is a way to take the mind off school work for a while. Ryan stated, “Intramurals are great study breaks that allow you to meet new people, while doing something you enjoy.”Apart from exercise and stress relief, intramurals offer those that participate a great way to socialize with others on campus. Sophomore communications major Colin Truhe said intramurals allow him “To compete and have fun with the people that I am close to”, Whether you are looking for exercise in a fun setting or a way to socialize with friends
of old and new, intramurals are offering opportunities for all interested. Apart from basketball, the SWRC offers intramurals for almost every sport. This spring, there will be opportunities to compete in dodgeball, handball, indoor soccer, pickleball and softball. Those interested can contact the SWRC for more information.
Antony Furse, antony.furse@ washburn.edu, is a sophomore nursing major.
Photos by Taylor Thompson
(Above Left) Toeing the line: Biology major Price Kramer shoots a three during intramural basketball game Friday. He doesn’t care about a hand in the face. Photo by Taylor Thompson
That pass around: Business major Reed Harp passes the ball of to his teammate during an intramural basketball game Friday night. This is how one makes an assist.
(Above Right) Majestic lay-up: Washburn student goes up for lay-up during an intramural basketball game Friday night. He can almost dunk.
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NFL stadiums can bring in good business Bryan Grabauskas
Have students been watching sports lately, particularly the NFL? If they have, then they’ve probably heard a great deal about stadiums. There are several teams who have either recently moved to a new stadium or are in the process of doing so. For example, the Rams and Chargers football franchises have both just moved to Los Angeles, California. On the other hand, the Oakland Raiders are also planning to move into a new stadium, but are struggling to get said
stadium built anywhere. But why is that, shouldn’t a city want a team to come to town? There isn’t really a consensus among economists about the effects a stadium has on a city, but if there was one, sports economist says “There is no impact,” according to an article on marketplace.org. The same article goes on to list several reasons as to why having a stadium in town is actually not desirable. Congestion and heavy traffic can ward people away from the neighborhood in which a stadium resides. They are expensive and often are partially paid for
by the taxpayers. The city of Los Angeles actually is better off without the Lakers and Clippers, according to a 2003 study of the Staples Center. Also, if a sports team ever tries to leave, a city may try too hard to prevent them from leaving. Missouri offered $400 million to the Rams to stay in St. Louis, which, fortunately for Missouri taxpayers, didn’t happen. Sports teams can also be very good for the city they play for. Indianapolis, Indiana was a small, midwest city with only a racetrack to its name in the
1970s. Now it is a thriving city with multiple sports teams, including both NFL and NBA teams, and the Indy 500 race. Businesses thrive and the city is a large tourist attraction. Many people visit the city and bring in more revenue. Indianapolis used a strong economic structure and partnership with instate businesses to use sports teams as an initial attractant, and then expanded its businesses and built up the city with shops, restaurants and monuments, according to an article from City Lab. A stadium can be good for a city, if the city builds around
it properly. Stadiums can also be a hassle. They can attract tourists and increase revenue. But they can also cost too much, drive business away and cause controversy. That is why it is so difficult for sports teams to move. It is a big decision for a city to invest in something that can either help or harm their city so much.
The Ichabods will suit up at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 and take on the Emporia State Hornets. Washburn is currently 16-8, and after a month of winning and losing every other game, they are finally on a winning streak, winning two consecutive games. They are also playing at home, where they are an impressive 9-4. The Hornets are a dominant 20-4 this season, and they easily won the last match against the Ichabods. However, the Ichabods are at home this time and that is where the Hornets can be taken advantage of. All four of their losses have come at home. The Hornets seem to have the edge, so Washburn will have to play their best for a chance to win this game.
home advantage, Washburn looks to have the slight edge in this game.
Feb. 19 playing in a four game series against the Drury University Panthers. The Panthers have yet to play this season, owning a blank slate record of 0-0. Their inexperience will not help them this week. Washburn has already played in seven games. Of those, they have won six of them, including four straight games with a victory. The only advantage the Panthers would appear to have is the location of the game, at their school. Even that doesn’t mean much against Washburn however, as they have gone 2-0 in away games and 4-1 in neutral locations. The Ichabods seemingly have a huge advantage going into this game, and will be looking to use that to rack up four more wins.
versity, Rogers State University, and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The Ichabods are 2-9 so far this season, and definitely need to win most of these games in this tournament before their entire season is derailed. There is a positive note, though, as the Ichabods have improved after starting 0-7. Now that they finally have some games in the win column, they will hope to keep adding them there.
Bryan Grabauskas, bryan. firstname.lastname@example.org, is a junior mass media major
M. B-ball vs. Emporia The Ichabods are set to return home on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. They will face off against the rival Emporia State Hornets. Washburn is coming off of a loss to Northern Missouri State University after looking to be back on track with a win before that. The Ichabods had three straight losses before this game, so they were hoping to start gaining some momentum, but that hit a snag. Washburn was defeated by a single point in the last matchup between these two teams. Fortunately for the Ichabods, the Hornets have their own struggles, losing as much as they win. Their season record is an even 12-12. They are also much worse on the road than they are at home, with a road record of 4-8. This game is a great opportunity for either team to get momentum, with Washburn having a slight edge over the Hornets.
W. B-Ball vs. Emporia
M. B-ball vs. SBU On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Washburn Ichabods will welcome the Southwest Baptist University Bobcats. The Ichabods are looking to start winning some games again. They were once 14-5, but now have fallen to 15-9, with the losses piling up. The Bobcats are a similar 14-10. They are on the opposite side of momentum however, collecting wins in their last two games. However, they do not perform so well on the road, with a 4-5 record visiting other schools. These two teams have met once already this season. In that game, the Ichabods were the ones to come away with a victory. With the previous win and a
W. B-ball vs. SBU The Washburn Ichabods are 16-8. The Southwest Baptist Bobcats are 14-10. On Feb. 18 at 5 p.m., these two teams will face off in Lee Arena. Washburn is currently on a two game winning streak. The Bobcats are coming off a loss in their most recent game. Southwest Baptist only has three wins away from home, compared to their five losses in enemy territory. The Ichabods and Bobcats have already faced each other once before this season. With homefield advantage, the Ichabods have the chance to get the same result as before and leave with another win on the year.
Track travles to the KSU Steve Miller open
W. Softball at the eight-state classic
M. Baseball vs. Drury Panthers The Ichabods will be spending Friday, Feb 17-Sunday,
The Ichabod softball team will be heading to Arkansas this week for the Eight State Classic. They will face six different schools: Upper Iowa University, Drury University, William Jewell College (Mo.), East Central Uni-
Both the Men’s and Women’s track teams will be heading to Manhattan, KS to participate in the KSU Steve Miller Open on Feb 13. This will be the last meet before the Indoor Season Championships, so Washburn runners will be looking to close the Indoor Season with some strong performances.