Blue wants you Reds get fresh start by yaosaigeng


									October 5, 2009                                                                                                                                                Vol. 77, Issue 7

                                                                                                                                            PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ALEXIA STOUT-LANG

                 Blue wants you                                                                                Reds get fresh start
  Kelley Kates                                         ing organization.”                                Kelley Kates                                     realism, she explained.
                                      Staff Writer         During non-election years, CD pro-                                               Staff Writer      Contrary to popular belief, Herndon said

     “                es we can” is the motto the motes the goals and agenda of the Demo-                    The College Republicans (CR) student they are not the spawn of Palin and have
                      College Democrats (CD) cratic Party.                                               organization kicked off a new year with high thrown away several McCain/Palin posters.
                      organization is using to get         They will do this by holding rallies and      hopes.                                               “What we want is to find the best solutions
                      things going for a new year. information sessions, bringing in speakers,               “As a chapter we hope to re-establish for our country, without driving our nation
                         Since being re-estab- showing films and knocking on doors to                    an organization that is politically nurturing further into an economic black hole,” Hern-
  lished in 2006, CD has successfully pushed mobilize citizens to call representatives.                  and provides diverse opportunities,” Chap- don said.
  for electing a Democrat as president and a               “Anything we can do to make our voices        ter Chair Rachael Herndon said. “More than           Some of the goals CR is working toward
  democratic majority in Congress. They have heard,” Stevens said. “After the last elec-                 anything, interested Roos will find UMKC this year include a meet and greet with area
  also supported initiating a healthcare reform.       tion, we believe that it is stunningly clear      CR to be an organization that is welcoming politicians and/or politically active profes-
       Now, CD President Rachel Stevens said that young people can be an incredible force                to all, fiscally conservative,                                     sionals who are willing to
  they want to keep up the momentum.                   in politics, and we hope to channel that en-      and socially tolerant, if not “What we want is to find socialize with Roos.
       “Currently, we are particularly focused on ergy into positive change.”                            straight liberal.”                                                      “So far, we have an
  healthcare reform,” Stevens said. “Later on,             In the coming months, the students will           The group is led by the best solutions for our abundance of support from
  we hope to work on a wide range of issues, begin early stages of campaigning for dem-                  Herndon, Vice Chair Nicka- country, without driving                the Missouri and Kansas
  from environmental efforts                                               ocratic candidates in         las Collins, Secretary Jessi- our nation further into              GOP and I’m astonished at
  to college affordability. We “After the last election,                   the 2010 midterm elec-        ca Moon, Treasurer Patrick                                         how easy it was to muster
  try to listen to our members,                                            tions.                        Shami, of Rockhurst, and an economic black hole.” support,” Herndon said.
  hear what their concerns are we believe that it is                            “We’re going to be       Executive Director Chris                                                “Our first goal seems to
  and tailor our agenda from stunningly clear that                         behind Robin Carnahan         Lang.                           RACHAEL HERNDON                    be finding out what UMKC
  there. People tend to be
                                    young people can be an                 in her campaign for the           The CR Constitution Chapter Chair, College Republicans thinks it means to be a Re-
  more willing to get involved                                             Senate,” Stevens re-          explains the purpose of the                                        publican and either confirm-
  and work for a cause if it’s incredible force in politics, ported. “That is one of                     group is to make known and                                         ing or clarifying through a
  something they are passion- and we hope to channel                       the most watched senate       promote the principles of the Republican Par- fun kick off meeting,” Herndon said.
  ate about.”                                                              races in the country and      ty among members of the UMKC campus and              CR plans to start having booths where stu-
       The first order of busi- that energy into positive                  it’s expected to be a tight   community, to aid in the election of Republi- dents will find free stuff. Herndon said it will
  ness for the group has been change.”                                     race. We want to have all     can candidates at all levels of government, to be a great way to learn what UMKC finds so
  organizing the executive                                                 hands on deck for that.”      encourage and assist in the organization and toxic about being a Republican.
  board and creating an agen- RACHEL STEVENS                                    Stevens also hopes to    active functioning of the Republican Party on        “More importantly, we know that there are
  da.                               President of College Democrats         mend some bridges be-         campus and at local, state and national levels Republican Roos on campus and we no longer
       They encountered a                                                  tween Republicans and         and to develop political skills and leadership want them to keep their mouths shut because
  setback last week when                                                   Democrats this year.          abilities among Republican students as prepa- their opinions and beliefs may be unwelcome
  Mike Hardin resigned as president for per-               She is teaming up with the College Re-        ration for future service by them to the party by such a liberal town,” Herdon said.
  sonal reasons. Stevens stepped up to fill the publicans to plan some friendly competition.             and community.                                       The CR plans to have a booth open at the
  vacancy and said she is working to quickly               “We don’t have concrete plans made yet,           Members of the organization are hopeful Student Union on Monday to help recruiting
  get things up and running.                           but we’ve discussed the possibility of having     they will have a successful year.                efforts.
       “One of our main goals right now is in- something like a kickball tournament,” Ste-                   “The 2009-2010 year of the College Re-           A Task Force trip to Virginia to “jumpstart
  creasing our membership, so any student vens said. “Considering how nasty the politi-                  publicans will be its strongest yet,” the CR the revolution and witness the rebirth of the Re-
  who would like to get involved with Col- cal discourse in America has been recently,                   Facebook page proudly states.                    publican Party” will also be hosted by the CR.
  lege Democrats is encouraged to e-mail me I think it would be good to interact together                    Herndon said the Republicans are pre-            Herndon said anyone interested in an
  at or rstevens@ydmis- and try to tone down the anger a little.”                        pared to dispel the myths surrounding their all expenses paid trip to Virginia for cam-,” Stevens said. “We’re just getting            The College Democrats can be found on         political party.                                 paign experience should e-mail her at
  started for this year, so it’s definitely not too Facebook. For more information about the                 She said she notices a difference in the
  late to get involved. I also welcome sugges- organization, e-mail Stevens.                             College Republicans this year.                       Also, anyone interested in joining CR
  tions from students about what they would                Alexia Stout-Lang, News Editor, con-              They are a diverse group that is very toler- should contact Herndon or attend an executive
  like to see College Democrats get involved tributed to this story.                                     ant and liberal toward social issues, but also meeting held every Monday at 7 p.m.
  in. We’re a constantly growing and evolv-                                    support fiscal conservatism with diplomatic                        
October 5, 2009

                 Treasure hunting benefits community
                                                                                                                                          Alexia Stout-Lang         News Editor
                                                                                                                                                                                    final day patrons enjoyed the “Bag
                                                                                                                                              Three days of treasure hunting            Everything they could fit in a
                                                                                                                                          last week benefitted the entire com-      large bag was $10 and a full small
                                                                                                                                          munity.                                   bag was $5.
                                                                                                                                              St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, lo-            
                                                                                                                                          cated at 40th and Main streets, held
                                                                                                                                          its annual “ABC Sale” Thursday
                                                                                                                                          through Saturday.
                                                                                                                                              Different from previous years,
                                                                                                                                          the church only held one “ABC
                                                                                                                                          Sale” this year.
                                                                                                                                              But volunteer organizer Jennifer
                                                                                                                                          Moore said that made this sale even
                                                                                                                                              “That should mean a bigger sale
                                                                                                                                          than ever before,” Moore said.
                                                                                                                                              Antiques, books, collectibles,
                                                                                                                                          kids toys, clothes, baby gear, house-
                                                                                                                                          wares and so much more were all
                                                                                                                                          available at the sale.
                                                                                                                                              Funds from the sales went to
                                                                                                                                          support community outreach or-
                                                                                                                Photo ALEXIA STOUT-LANG
                                                                                                                                          ganizations including the church’s                              Photo ALEXIA STOUT-LANG

  Two rooms at St. Paul’s were filled with treasures up for grabs at bargain prices.                                                      food pantry and Meals on Wheels.          Some patrons made several trips to their
                                                                                                                                              Perhaps the best part of all, the     cars with their new-found treasures.

                                                                                     Day in the life:
                                                      Greek house president
Tyler Allen                                       Assistant News Editor
                                                                                to par,” he said.
                                                                                     Cassie Knoth handles a lot of the same responsibilities as
                                                                                president of Delta Zeta sorority.
   Running a Greek house is almost like running a business.                          “It’s basically getting information to everybody and making
   “It’s a 24-7 job, that’s for sure,” Matt Hottel, Lambda Chi                  sure everyone knows what’s going on all the time — kind of like
Alpha president, said.                                                          keeping track of everyone,” Knoth said.
   As a Greek president, Hottel handles an array of tasks that                       Hottel wanted to become president of his fraternity because
make every day different.                                                       he felt he could bring positive change to the house.
   “I just help all the guys get organized, make sure that every-                    “I didn’t like the way certain things were being done and I
one’s keeping up on grades, finances, activity on campus, and                   just kind of stepped in,” Hottel said. “We’ve made a lot of im-
activity in the community and make sure everything keeps up                     provements overall as a chapter.”
                                                                                     Knoth felt she could bring some needed leadership to her
                                                                                     “I felt like the chapter needed a strong leader,” Knoth said.
                                                                                “And somebody who was known on campus and was willing
                                                                                to go out there and say ‘hi’ to random people and meet random
                                                                                people and just show everybody who Delta Zeta was.”
                                                                                     Both have similar responsibilities as presidents of their re-
                                                                                spective houses. They run weekly meetings, delegate tasks to                                                                           Photo TYLER ALLEN

                                                                                their officers and communicate with university officials, just             Matt Hottel is president of Lamba Chi Alpha.
                                                                                to name a few.
                                                                                     “I just make sure that each of the officers are handling there        members of the house.
                                                                                duties and that we have representation at events on campus,”                    “I always tell our officers that they are the ones who every-
                                                                                Hottel said. “If something falls through somewhere, I give a               body else is looking up to, especially the new guys,” he said.
                                                                                little more attention to that area. For the most part, if the officers     “They have to set the example. Of course, I hold myself to a
                                                                                are doing their jobs, it makes my life really easy.”                       little higher standard.”
                                                                                     Knoth said as president, it’s important to lead by example.                Though the job comes with its fair share of work, Knoth said
                                                                                     “You have to be the leader and you have to show other people          the most important part is to have fun.
                                                                                how to act and how to be,” Knoth said.                                          “If you’re having fun then everyone else has fun,” she said.
                                                           Photo TYLER ALLEN         Hottel agreed and tries to convey the idea to other senior                                                  
Cassie Knoth is president of Delta Zeta.

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                                                Wire your mind

                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo Illustration ALEXIA STOUT-LANG

Alexia Stout-Lang                    News Editor
                                                   ally going to do this. It’s a fun project.”          show interest.                                    liams said. “We like the fun stuff. I am sure
                                                       Now a few months later, Williams said he             “It’s not supposed to be anything specific,   there will be people who will deal with more
    See, hear or read the buzz of news and ac- and about 10 other students and faculty are              so it can be whatever it needs to be,” Williams   serious concepts once we get this going. And
tivities on campus and beyond.                     inching closer to getting everything up and          said. “We are not trying to turn into a campus    that’s great. I will never say bad things about
    WiredMind is a student-driven digital me- running.                                                  television station. We are not trying to be the   that. But that doesn’t have to happen.”
dia project completely online that combines            The only major hold-up they have encoun-         city-wide radio station. We are not trying to         At the end of the day, Williams said he has
video, radio and written word to create an out- tered is getting approved by the Student Gov-           compete with KCUR. This is really a student       one goal for WiredMind.
let for students to get alternative news.          ernment Association as an official organiza-         media project.”                                       “Let’s see what the students want to hear,
    First founded in 2001 by Peter Morello, as- tion.                                                       Aside from locating equipment, Williams       let’s see what the students want to know about
sociate professor of Communications Studies,           However, the team is not letting that get in     has spent the past few months making con-         and we will give it to them,” he said. “It’s one
Nicole English, lecturer in Continuing Educa- the way.                                                  tacts with students, professors and organiza-
                                                                                                                                                          of those things I really enjoy doing. Give peo-
                                                       “What we want to do up until we become an        tions willing to help get WiredMind off the
tion, and Mike Strong, lecturer in Continu-                                                                                                               ple what they want and have fun doing it.”
                                                   official organization is sort of guerilla journal-   ground.
ing Education, among others, WiredMind has                           ism – taking the cameras out           As more students agree to get involved, the       Anyone interested in joining the
been mostly inactive over the                                        and shooting some shows,”          goal of the Web site is becoming clearer.         WiredMind team can e-mail Williams at
past few years.                       “It’s not supposed to          Williams said.                         Right now, they have ideas for about four
    Strong and English have be anything specific,                        A vital component of           different shows, all geared toward students           Check out a promo video for WiredMind at
kept the Web site going by so it can be whatever WiredMind is student sub-                              looking for entertainment rather than news.
themselves.                           it needs to be.”               missions and input.                    However, they have not ruled out news cov-        WiredMind’s current Web site is www.
    But during a radio class                                             Williams said he is open       erage.                                  
taught by Morello over the sum- MATTHEW WILLIAMS                     to any and all ideas.                  “We are the town crier essentially,” Wil-                        
mer, senior Matthew Williams, Political Science student                  “That’s what we really
a Political Science student, was                                     want – to have a bunch of
struck with the idea to revive                                       students who have a bunch                          Check out a promo video for WiredMind at
the media outlet.                                                    of ideas.”                               
     “It was like, OK this is real,” Williams said     The WiredMind Web site will be made
about the feeling he had after he talked to Mo- up of a few regular shows, with the rest be-
                                                                                                                            WiredMind’s current Web site is
rello and other classmates about it. “We are re- ing coverage of topics in which students                            
October 5, 2009

                                                                   1916 MIDLAND TRAIL
                                                                       TOUR GUIDE                                                             Seeking shelter
                                                                                                                                              from the storm
                                                                                                           by ALEXIA STOUT-LANG
                                                                Ever wonder what people did before GPS?
                                                                Well, that’s simple. They bought tour guides.
                                                                An example of that type of travel aide is the 1916 Midland Trail
                                                            Tour Guide.
                                                                It’s like a modern-day GPS in book form. The only difference is
                                                            GPS doesn’t get this precise.                                                Kelley Kates                                             with six feet of water. They also found a hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                 Staff Writer     in Covington for their chapter to stay in until
                                                                The LaBudde Special Collections at the Miller Nichols Library
                                                            houses a 1969 reprint of the guide book.                                         Accustomed to providing emergency shelters November.
                                                                It was re-published by Robert B. McCoy and John T. Strachan.             for evacuees through Red Cross, a tragic disas-              Hoskins and her family stayed with the
                                                            In a foreword, they liken it to a relic of times gone by.                    ter taught Amanda Hoskins that you never know chapter and, in November, returned to their
                                                                The publishers say the book is a “riot” because they remember            when you will be the one in need.                        home which had its electricity and water ser-
                                                                                                                                             Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast vices restored.
 Tr e a s u r e s a r c h i v e d f o r d i s c o v e r y

                                                            road trips on the Midland Trail in 1918.
                                                                “This is the kind of a book, we believe, the ‘senior citizens’ over      and surged into New Orleans on Aug. 28, 2005.                “I remember what it was like when we first
                                                            30 years old will find immensely nostalgic,” they said. “If any of the       Hoskins said that day changed her life.                  returned over the weekends before the Red
                                                            younger generations deign to even look at it, they will find it simply           “I’d never seen a city like that and I will never Cross opened temporary offices, and before
                                                            unbelievable.”                                                               forget what it felt like,” she said.                     power was restored to our neighborhood,”
                                                                The directions found in the guide are precise.                               Hoskins, advancement officer of Alumni & Hoskins said. “The neighborhood was still
                                                                Depending on the destination and departure site, readers could           Constituent Relations for UMKC, made New Or- largely deserted, there was military everywhere
                                                            choose from westbound or eastbound logs.                                     leans her home in 2002 after leaving Kansas City and there were curfews.”
                                                                Here is an example of the log entry for the journey from Wash-           to join the Red Cross as the director of Financial           She remembers the views and the sadness
                                                            ington, D.C. to Charlottesville, Virginia:                                   Development and Public Relations for the South- they had.
                                                                “Fourteenth and Penn (one block S.E. from Treasury Building),            east Louisiana Chapter.                                      “The Napoleon Avenue wharf, which was
                                                            go south on Fourteenth St., coming to stone paving 0.4 to long, iron             Her chapter is the fourth busiest in the coun- visible from our second floor, was completely
                                                            bridge.”                                                                     try, having to deal with a large amount of tropical silent and dark,” Hoskins said. “You could see
                                                                The book was originally compiled for the National Midland                storms and hurricanes and setting up shelters on the stars and it was silent.”
                                                            Trail Association. The association’s dedication can be found toward          the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain every time             Hoskins stayed in New Orleans until the
                                                            the front of the guide.                                                      an evacuation order is issued.                           fall of 2006 when their chapter had reestab-
                                                                “To the cause of ‘good roads everywhere’ for the end that our                Her home was located in Uptown, where it lished development and public relations pro-
                                                            United States shall be better equipped for the works of peace,” the          did not flood, and only re-                                                      gramming.
                                                            dedication reads, “better prepared for the fortunes of war and that          ceived wind damage.              “Being there for Katrina                            “We raised over $2
                                                            the sympathetic intercourse of her people shall make them truly one              But during Hurricane changed everything for me.                              million for chapter op-
                                                            nation under one flag, with their common destiny and purpose fore-           Katrina, Hoskins still felt                                                      erations that year and cre-
                                                            most in all their hearts. To all men striving, to all motor tourists.”       the tremendous impact.           After going through something                   ated a recovery plan that
                                                                The guide is a curious time capsule giving viewers a look into               “Being there for Ka- like that, you look at the world worked well,” Hoskins
                                                            the travel habits and geography in 1916.                                     trina changed everything with new eyes.”                                         said. “I was extremely
                                                                To take a look for yourself, visit the LaBudde Special Collec-           for me,” she said. “After                                                        proud of the work I did
                                                            tions Department. More information can also be found at the li-              going through something AMANDA HOSKINS                                           and I love the Red Cross
                                                            brary’s Web site at                                like that, you look at the Advancement officer of Alumni &                       and the people I met
                                                                                                                world with new eyes.”            Constituent Relations for UMKC                  there, but it was time to
                                                                                                                                             She was in emergency                                                         leave.”
                                                                                                                                         operations in Covington,                                                             Hoskins and her hus-
                                                                                                                                         La. when the hurricane hit New Orleans and cut band decided to start planning a family but she
                                                                                                                                         them off from the rest of the world for a solid wanted to finish her Master of Public Admin-
                                                                                                                                         week. They had no communication with the shel- istration. Therefore, she took a fundraising po-
                                                                                                                                         ters they had set up except by satellite phone.          sition at the University of New Orleans, which
                                                                                                                                             They learned through word of mouth that the allowed her enough flexibility to do so.
                                                                                                                                         levees on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain              After their first child was born in Kansas
                                                                                                                                         had been breached. By that point, FEMA had City during the evacuation for Hurricane Gus-
                                                                                                                                         taken over and asked all other relief agencies to tav, Hoskins and her husband decided it was
                                                                                                                                         stay out of the city, Hoskins said.                      time to stay in Kansas City to be close to their
                                                                                                                                             Three-quarters of Hoskins’ co-workers lost families.
                                                                                                                                         their homes and a few family members as well.                “It definitely wasn’t easy leaving New Or-
                                                                                                                                             Once the National Red Cross was able to leans,” Hoskins said. “I can honestly say I will
                                                                                                                                         reach them to bring fresh supplies and volun- never be the same after living through Katrina
                                                                                                                                         teers, Hoskins’ chapter was able to prepare the and being in the city during the recovery. It was
                                                                                                                                         disaster response plan and retreat for a week to the best time and the worst time of my life in
                                                                                                                                         plan their families’ next steps for the future.          many ways, and I continue to learn from it each
                                                                                                                                             Once the evacuation order had been lifted, time I think about it. New Orleans is a very spe-
                                                                                                                                         Hoskins and her family were able to return to cial place, and I love that I had the opportunity
                                                                                                                                         their home.                                              to live there for so long, even though it was chal-
                                                                                                                                             The Red Cross set up temporary offices be- lenging.”
                                                                                                                                         cause their building on Canal Street had flooded                             

                                                                                                                                                                        Police tip of the week
                                                                                                                                                                  From Michelle Taylor, UMKC Crime Prevention
                                                                                                                                            Secure valuables left in your dorm room or vehicle.
                                                                                                                                            Lock the door and windows to your room when you leave, when you are sleeping or are in the bathroom.
                                                                                                                                            Engrave all valuable objects with a unique number such as your driver’s license number.
                                                                                                                                            Lock up your bicycle.
                                                                                                                                            Use a lock on your gym locker
                                                                                                                                            Do not loan or give your keys to anyone.
                                                                                                                                            Do not leave your keys unattended anywhere.
                                                                                                                                            Do not leave books, bags, purses, wallets or any other possessions unattended, even for a moment.
                                                                                                                                            Keep a written record of valuables, including descriptions and serial numbers. These are proof that the
                                                                                                                                            property is yours and will aid in the reporting process and recovery.
                                                                                                                                            Always report missing or stolen property immediately. We will assist you in trying to recover your
                                                                                          Photo courtesy LABUDDE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
                                                                     The cover of the Midland Trail Tour Guide.
                                                                                                                                            If a crime occurs, contact the UMKC Police Department immediately at 816-235-1515, or dial 911.
                                                                                   News                                                                                        October 5, 2009

  Police Blotter
              Sept. 25
                                                   by ALEXIA STOUT-LANG

                                          items missing from it.
                                                                                          briefly mentioned                                                                    by TYLER ALLEN
                                                       Sept. 28
  11:24 a.m. Burglary –
  A member of staff returned to           8:59 a.m. Illness –                     School of Education receives $8.36 million grant

  his office at 4747 Troost Ave. to       A student at the University Cen-
  find the suspect in it. When the        ter felt sick and was checked on
  suspect left, he noticed his cell                                                  The School of Education’s Institute for Ur-        Wanda Blanchett said in a press release. “More
                                          by MAST. She refused transport
  phone missing.                                                                  ban Education (IUE) program secured an $8.36          importantly, this grant and the national vote of
                                          to the hospital.
                                                                                  million grant from the U.S. Department of Edu-        confidence recognize the potential of IUE to be
  12:06 p.m. Vehicular –                                                          cation to expand its urban teacher preparation        a model of best practice in the preparation of
                                          10:25 a.m. Property Damage –
  A driver was backing out of a                                                   program.                                              educators for today’s urban schools.”
                                          A victim living at 54th and Char-
  space in the HSC Parking Struc-                                                    “Since this was a very competitive and rig-           The award is part of the Teacher Quality
                                          lotte streets noticed a small win-
  ture and struck a vehicle in the                                                orous national grant competition, securing this       Partnership Grant Program and will jump-start
                                          dow broken.
  lane of traffic.                                                                grant through a peer-reviewed process suggests        the IUE Change Agents for Urban Excellence
                                                                                  that the School of Educaiton and IUE’s focus on       program, which seeks to broaden the scope,
                                          11:06 p.m. Larceny –
  2:51 p.m. Warrant Arrest –                                                      urban education is cutting-edge, compelling and       depth and impact of the current practices used
                                          A student’s backpack was taken
  A suspicious party was arrested                                                 nationally relevant,” School of Education Dean        by IUE and the School of Education.
                                          from the University Center and
  at 48th Street and Forest Avenue        the suspect fled the building.
  for outstanding municipal war-
  rants.                                  12:55 p.m. Larceny –                    UMKC celebrates Hispanic heritage month
                                          A student returned to find his
              Sept. 26                    bicycle missing from the rack at           To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Co-          will be provided courtesy of Starbucks of Lib-
                                                                                                                                        erty, Mo.
                                          Johnson Hall.                           ordinator of Multicultural Recruitment Alex
                                                                                  Lopez will be speaking at the “Putting an Ac-            The event is sponsored by the Cultural
  11:42 a.m. Illness –                                                            cent on UMKC Latino Students” event Oct. 15           Celebrations Committee at the University
  A student at the University Cen-                                                at Miller Nichols Library.                            Libraries in conjunction with the Associa-
  ter felt sick and was checked on                     Sept. 29                      Lopez will be discussing his recruitment           tion of Latino American Students and Latin
                                                                                                                                        fraternity Lambda Theta Phi.
  by MAST. She refused transport                                                  effort to make UMKC a diverse and welcom-                The event is from 2-3 p.m. in room 303.
  to the hospital.                        10:24 a.m. Illness –                    ing environment for Latino Students.                  Call 816-235-1534 or e-mail kef191@mail.
                                          A student at Swinney Recreation            Sweetbread and Latin American coffee      to RSVP.
  4:31 p.m. Illness –                     Center fell ill and was checked by
  The victim had a diabetic attack        MAST. She refused transport to
  and fainted at the Performing           the hospital.
  Arts Center. She was transported

                                                                                            Jewish students make
  by MAST to the hospital.                10:39 a.m. Vehicular –
                                          A driver leaving the Rockhill
  7:54 p.m. Illness –                     Parking Structure was not pay-
  A student in Johnson Hall had an        ing attention and struck another

                                                                                                UMKC home
  allergic reaction to food and was       vehicle in the intersection.
  transported to the hospital.
                                          6:34 p.m. Information –
  10:21 p.m. Larceny –                    A verbal argument occurred at
  A student returned to the bike          the University Center because a
  rack at Johnson Hall to find her        person was not using the correct
  bike missing.                           to-go container.                     Tyler Allen                                                                          Hillel is holding its first event at
                                                                                                Assistant News Editor                                           7:30 p.m. next Thursday at Subway,
              Sept. 27                                 Sept. 30                    Last year, Boris Abramov want-                                               “the only kosher restaurant in Kan-
                                                                               ed to meet students who shared                                                   sas City,” Abramov said.
  5:21 a.m. Disturbance –                 1:55 p.m. Information –              his religious beliefs. Along with                                                    “There’s a lot of holidays this
  A party at 53rd and Harrison             A suspect spit on the victim in     Amenda Shapiro (the current Hillel                                               month, so for our first event, we
  streets was being loud. Officers        the University Center parking lot    president), he started UMKC Hil-                                                 are just gathering up everybody
  advised them to pick up their           because he told him to slow down     lel, the only Jewish organization at
  trash and move inside.                                                                                                                                        and just kind of going over what
                                          on Bixby Lane.
                                                                               UMKC and in the greater Kansas                                                   the holidays are about,” he said.
  1:43 p.m. Injury –                      2:05 p.m. Property Damage –          City area.                                                                       “This particular holiday, it’s going
  A student at Durwood Soccer             A student’s game system and              “We started up last year be-                                                 to start tonight (and lasts) until next
  Stadium was hit in the head by a        game were intentionally damage       cause we didn’t really know any                                                  Sunday night.”
  soccer ball and possibly suffered       while on loan to another student.    other Jews out there at UMKC,”                                                       The holiday is Sukkot, which
  a neck injury.                                                               Abramov, vice president of Hillel,                                               means “booths.”
                                                         Oct. 1                said. “We’re just bringing Jews to-                                                  “It’s about how the people trav-
  6:28 p.m. Larceny –
                                                                               gether.”                                                                         elled for 40 years after receiving
  A staff member left her purse un-       10:16 p.m. Larceny –
  attended in the Performing Arts         A student returned to his secured                                                                                     the Old Testament, so it’s kind of
  Center and returned to find some        room in Oak Street. Residence
                                                                               “It’s more of a social                                                           commemorating that,” he said.
                                                                               club and we are planning                                                         “So basically you build this booth
                                                                               to do more activities in
              Campus Crimes as of Oct. 2                                       the community through                                                            and every time you eat throughout
                                                                               volunteer work.”                          Abramov said. “It’s just to get all    these eight days, you have to eat in-
    CRIMES                                      2008 YTD     2009 YTD                                                    the Jews together, it doesn’t matter   side the booth.”
    BURGLARY*	                                      14	         19             BORIS ABRAMOV                             how religious they are.”                   Hillel’s booth will be located
                                                                               Vice President of UMKC Hillel
    ROBBERY	                                        1	           2                                                          UMKC Hillel is still in the ear-    at Subway, 6312 College Blvd.,
    MOTOR	VEHICLE	THEFT*	                           3	           3                                                       ly stages of development and has       Overland Park, Kan.
    LARCENY	                                       110	         94                According to,          about 10 to 15 members.                     Abramov encouraged any Jew-
                                                                               Hillel is the largest Jewish campus                                              ish college students to join them in
    AGGRAVATED	ASSAULT	                             1	           0                                                          They also seek out members
                                                                               organization in the world and pro-                                               celebration of Sukkot.
    COMMON	ASSAULT	                                 3	           7                                                      from other area colleges like John-
                                                                               vides opportunities for Jewish stu-      son County Community College                Anyone interested in joining or
    FORCIBLE	SEX	OFFENSES	                          0	           2             dents at more than 500 colleges and      and Rockhurst University.               seeking more information about
    DRUG	LAW	VIOLATIONS	                             8	          3             universities.                                “It’s more of a social club and     Hillel, contact Abramov at 913-710-
                                                                                  “Each big university has a            we are planning to do more activi-      3380 or Boris.Abramov@umkc.
                                                                               Hillel, which is basically a Jew-        ties in the community through vol-      edu.
                                                                               ish group for college students,”         unteer work,” Abramov said.                     
                                       Culture                                                                                                                                                October 5, 2009

Conservatory student                                                                                                  Manchester Orchestra
releases debut album                                                                                                   to rock the Uptown
Melissa Cowan                                    “The piano can do a lot more than just
                                 Staff Writer    play Beethoven sonatas.”
                                                     A year later, she saw Ben Folds Five

                   abrielle Tee could have       in concert. It inspired her to start writ-
                   been an athlete like the      ing her own music, she said.
                   majority of her family.           She also started performing five
                   Fate had other plans          nights a week at a jazz restaurant in her
                   for her.                      home state of Iowa.
     Instead, she’s a well-rounded singer,           Though Ben Folds is her biggest in-
songwriter and musician, whose talents           fluence, she is also compared to newer
include the guitar, piano, violin and            pianists like Regina Spektor and Ingrid
percussion.                                      Michealson, she said.
     And she’s releasing her first album,            “I’m going for piano pop jazz or jazz
Try Me, this week.                               piano pop,” Tee said with a laugh. “I’m
     Tee is a senior at the UMKC Con-            trying to figure out which way to order
servatory. Her major is Music Therapy,           those words.”
and she proudly displays her passion for             Try Me starts off very upbeat, but
it in a tattoo on the top of her foot.           “mellows out” toward the end.
     She also teaches out of her own                 “I think the most honest and ex-
home-based studio, giving lessons to             posed song is ‘Letters to the Next’,” Tee
younger music students in piano, guitar          said. “It’s the only just guitar and voice
and voice.                                       (song) on the record.”
     Tee plans to take six months off after          The song is about her acceptance of
she graduates in May and tour with her           letting go of a past relationship.
album, as well as new material.                      “I always feel very personally
     “You only get one chance to be 21, so                                                                                                                                                     Photo courtesy GOOGLE IMAGES
                                                 moved when I perform it,” she said.
why not?” Tee said with a smile.                                                                    Manchester Orchestra opens for Brand New on Oct. 7 at the Uptown Theater.
     Her debut album also features Mike              Though relationships are a theme
Judge (drums) and fellow UMKC Con-               of the album, Tee focuses more on spe-
servatory student Jamie Searle (bass and         cific feelings and moments.                        Hilary Saskin                                                  First, Hull comes in with a track and the melodies
                                                     “I’d like to think there’s a little dif-                                                 Culture Editor   and the structure for the song, Freeman said.
secondary guitar).
     “(The title track) envelops and em-         ferent spin to all of them,” Tee said.                 From “Gossip Girl” to Wimbley Stadium, Man-                Then they all begin playing their parts.
bodies the whole concept of the CD,”             “It’s not just an ‘I love you’ or ‘I hate          chester Orchestra has done it all.                             “I sit there with my headphones on and pretend
Tee said. “It’s just about being entirely        you’ song.”                                            With two records to their name – the most recent,      like I’m doing something until they say, ‘Chris, do
accepting of yourself and other people               Tee wants the message to be more               Mean Everything to Nothing, came out earlier this          you have a part?’” Freeman said. “And I’m like, ‘oh
… despite your rough edges and your              about “the resilience to push through,             year – this Atlanta-based rock band is already mak-        yeah, here’s the part.’ It’s good. It’s Andy coming up
little mishaps and quirks.”                      no matter what.”                                   ing an impression on the music world.                      with a song and then us kind of putting in our own
     Tee believes everyone genuinely                 Her album release party is at 7 p.m.               And they have a unique way of sharing their mu-        parts and working together to create something.”
wants a chance to be themself.                   on Oct. 8 at Californos in Westport.               sic.                                                           On top of recording and touring, Manchester Or-
     Despite most of her family being                Ten percent of her albums sales                    “There were some little dubs and harmonies and         chestra has had some life-changing opportunities.
athletes, (and being named after a tennis                                                           stuff, but for the most part it was live,” Christopher         Last year, when their song “I Can Feel a Hot
                                                 will go to E.Q.U.A.L, an LGBT orga-
player), Tee was more drawn to music.                                                               Freeman, keyboardist for Manchester Orchestra,             One” appeared on an episode of the hit television se-
                                                 nization that helps high school students           said about how they chose to record their album.           ries “Gossip Girl,” it brought about an entirely new
     “We had this kind of nasty, old bar         form gay-straight alliances.
piano at our house, and it happened to                                                              “That’s how we did our first record, and then we           group of listeners.
                                                     “This whole promoting myself                   were just comfortable with it.”                                “It was really exciting for us,” Freeman said. “We
be in my room growing up,” Tee said.
                                                 thing is strange,” Tee said. “It’s kind of                                                                    were really stoked. We all watched the show and ev-
“No one played it and there was no-
where else to put it.”                           unreal. I’ve been playing forever, and to          “We’re probably going to do another tour                   erything so that was cool.”
     Instead of the natural child’s incli-       actually have this come into full real-            in the beginning of next year.”                                But not all their fans shared their excitement.
nation to pound on anything, Tee was             ization, it’s just beyond words of excite-                                                                        The week the show aired on television, Freeman
“more cautious with it.” She would               ment.”                                             CHRISTOPHER FREEMAN                                        said their MySpace plays went up significantly.
touch the keys lightly.                              But she’s also nervous about releas-           Manchester Orchestra Keyboardist                               The number of messages they received also went
     She was five when she asked to              ing her album.                                                                                                up.
be enrolled in piano lessons; she was                “It’s kind of like letting somebody                                                                           “I remember getting a lot of messages,” Freeman
around 13 when she taught herself to             read your diary,” Tee said. “And hope-                                                                        said. “Some angry, some happy (that we were on
play guitar.                                     fully it’s an interesting and entertaining             But it wasn’t quite as simple as that.                 ‘Gossip Girl’). Some of our older fans were not so
     This was also when she lost interest        diary (to other people).”                              The band, made up of Andy Hull (vocals/guitar),        stoked about us being on that show. But I thought it
in classical music.                                  To listen to or buy her album, visit           Jonathon Corley (bass), Jeremiah Edmond (drums),           was awesome, so screw ‘em.”
     “I stole my brother’s Ben Folds Five        her Web site,                Robert McDowell (guitar) and Freeman, went back
CD, and it was like, wow!” Tee said.                                      and forth before agreeing to continue recording live.
                                                                                                        “At one point while making the record it wasn’t
                                                                                                                                                               See MANCHESTER page 20

                                                                                                    really working, so we wanted to do it piece by piece,”
                                                                                                    Freeman said. “But after a long two days of talking
                                                                                                    we decided to keep it going live. I think that’s the
                                                                                                    way we did it best so far. At that time live seemed the
                                                                                                    most logical way to do it.”                                                 U-News
                                                                                                        And their logic was exactly right.                            is giving away a pair of tickets
                                                                                                        Their latest record plays seamlessly from begin-                          to see
                                                                                                    ning to end, with the first six tracks flowing straight
                                                                                                    from one to the next, and the next five doing the
                                                                                                        Even when performing live, they try to maintain
                                                                                                    the effect by not altering the set list too drastically.
                                                                                                                                                                      The Used  on Oct. 13 at the
                                                                                                        Since they have to take breaks to count off for
                                                                                                    certain songs, Freeman said they can’t play a live                          Beaumont Club!
                                                                                                    show in the exact order of the record. But they do
                                                                                                    keep their breaks to a minimum.                                      Complete the crossword
                                                                                                        “Especially before ‘The River’ and right be-                     on page 20 and turn it in
                                                                                                    fore ‘Friends’ when we play it live,” Freeman said,                    at the U-News office
                                                                                                    “there’s a break just because we have to count off                (5327 Holmes) for your chance
                                                                                                    into that song. There are about two breaks in the set.”
                                                                                                        When it comes to writing lyrics, it is a collabora-                       to win!
                                                                   Photo courtesy RICHARD JOHNSON   tion of the entire band’s input, beginning with front-
Gabrielle Tee’s first album, Try Me, drops Oct. 8.                                                  man Hull.
October 5, 2009

 Hanson wows the crowd at the Beaumont Club
Hilary Saskin                     Culture Editor                                                                                                                  All three of the brothers sing and play in-
                                                                                                                                                              struments, but Taylor takes the lead with his
Casey Osburn                       Sports Editor                                                                                                              stage presence.
    After more than a decade and four studio                                                                                                                      He managed to get every person in the audi-
albums, Hanson still knows how to entertain                                                                                                                   ence to participate in the performance, whether
a crowd.                                                                                                                                                      it was by dancing, singing along or just clap-
    Albeit that crowd was still 10 years old at                                                                                                               ping to the beat – even the Beaumont Club
heart.                                                                                                                                                        staff got involved.
    As part of the Use Your Sole Tour, Hanson                                                                                                                     The Beaumont Club was the perfect venue
appeared with Hellogoodbye, who co-head-                                                                                                                      for Hanson to perform.
lined the show at the Beaumont Club, also fea-                                                                                                                    It was large enough to accommodate all
turing Sherwood and Steel Train.                                                                                                                              the screaming fans, yet still small enough to
    Hanson started their set with “Stand Up,                                                                                                                  make the concert more intimate for each crowd
Stand Up,” the title track of their next album.                                                                                                               member.
    The rest of the set was a good mix of both                                                                                                                    With a large dance floor and rails along the
their newer songs and their older hits.                                                                                                                       sides of the stage, people were able to enjoy the
    But the crowd definitely seemed to respond                                                                                                                concert however they pleased.
best to songs from their first record, Middle of                                                                                                                  Some chose to make it a dance party, hang-
Nowhere.                                                                                                                                                      ing out at the back of the floor throughout the
    “Where’s the Love,” in particular, had                                                                                                                    entire set, while others hung out near the stage,
many fans close to tears with excitement.                                                                                                                     attempting to get as close as possible to the ac-
    While the entire show had the crowd danc-                                                                                            Photo CASEY OSBURN   tion.
ing, there was no comparison to the energy in      Hanson makes a comeback on their latest tour.                                                                  Overall, we would give the concert four out
the room when the first chord of “MMMBop”                                                                                                                     of five stars.
was played. Even members of the opening                                                                                                                           There was nothing we truly disliked about
bands took part in the excitement.                 had one thing in common – a love for Han-            Hanson may not put on the most exciting
                                                   son.                                              show (there were no special effects, smoke ma-           the show, but there was also nothing extremely
    The song variety in the set list was not the                                                                                                              memorable that stands out in our minds. If
only surprising aspect of the show.                    The fan devotion at this show was astonish-   chines, etc.), but for them, it’s not even neces-
                                                   ing. It was amazing to see not only how many      sary.                                                    given the opportunity, we would probably see
    The crowd, ranging from elementary school                                                                                                                 them again in the future.
                                                   new fans they have, but also how many have           Zac, Isaac and Taylor Hanson could prob-
kids to those who could be their grandparents,     followed them throughout the course of their      ably manage to please their fans with just their             As for now, however, we have had our Han-
was not what one would expect going into a         career.                                           voices alone.                                            son fix for a while.
Hanson concert.                                        It’s admirable for any band to maintain a        You don’t even have to be a huge Hanson                                 
    But the 5-year-olds and the 50-year-olds all   fan base of such a large range.                   fan to appreciate their raw musical talent.                               

                                                                                                                   HANSON WALKS FOR A CAUSE

                                                                                                                                                                                                Photo CASEY OSBURN
                                                                                                             TAKE THE WALK — Fans gathered in Lawrence for the Take the Walk event, Hanson’s pre-show
                                                                                                             Take the Walk is a one mile barefoot walk led by Hanson in partnership with TOMS Shoes.
                                                                                                             For every person who walked, Hanson’s Take the Walk campaign donated one dollar to help fight
                                                                                                             poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa.
                                                                                                             The walks take place in each city where the band’s tour stops. On Friday, Hanson walked in Kansas.
                                                                                                             People of all ages gathered at the Kansas Union to “take the walk.”
                                                                                                             George Watson, a UMKC student, was one of the many in attendance.
                                                                                                             “I’m a Hanson fan,” Watson said. “I was going to do [the walk] back when they were touring in 2006
                                                                                                             or 2007, but they ended up cancelling part of that tour, so this is my first time.”
                                                                                                             Following the walk, Zac, Taylor and Isaac put on a short acoustic set. They sang a couple songs and
                                                                                                             then mingled with those who participated, taking pictures and signing autographs.
                                                                                                             The band encouraged participants to either walk barefoot or purchase a pair of TOMS Shoes. For
                                                                                                             each pair of shoes sold, TOMS will donate a pair to a child in need.
                                                                                                             Hellogoodbye, one of the bands currently touring with Hanson, also took part in the walk.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 — Hilary Saskin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9                          Homecoming                                                                                                                                             October 5, 2009

                                          Spirited Roos help others
Alexia Stout-Lang                            When the groups arrived at the
                        News Editor      schools, painting supplies, gloves,
    Roos got their school spirit on      water, trash bags, rakes, brooms
for the annual Fall Community            and shovels were all sitting out
Service Day last Saturday.               and ready to be used.
    Approximately 500 volunteers             The trim was taped off in
gathered at the University Play-         many hallways so volunteers
house bright and early Saturday          could just pick up a roller and get
morning, prepared to spend four          to painting.
hours working in the Kansas City,            Other hallways required the
Mo. School District (KCMSD).             Roos to lay paper and tape off
    Six schools were slated to get       woodwork.
a helping hand from the Roos,                Each team had at least two
including Cen-                                              Team Leaders
tral     Middle                                             who directed
School, Pitcher                                             the students in
Elementar y                                                 their activities.
School, Ben-                                                   Steve Terry,
jamin      Ban-                                             coordinator
neker Elemen-                                               of Leadership
tary, Northeast                                             Program ming
Middle School                                               and organizer
and Northeast                                               of the event,
High School.                                                said the day
    Transporta-                                             was a great
tion via school                                             success.
buses was provided to and from                                 The       KC-
the schools where volunteers             MSD expressed its thanks to the
painted, swept parking lots and          university and all of the volun-
sidewalks, picked up trash and           teers.                                                                                                                                                    Photo ALEXIA STOUT-LANG
raked.                                                    Once the painting was done, students pulled up the tape and paper and hauled it to the dumpster.

                            Golf cart floats cruised the quad Friday

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photos TYLER ALLEN

        BJ Allen                                      “We have had strong Greek          consisted of about 10 people work-       created a float they named “Diverse      ered with announcements of their
                           Business Manager       spirit, but there seems to be a dis-   ing between their class schedules.       City.” A kangaroo head stuck from        season. The theme was “Rough
            University Way was filled with        connect on school spirit,” Emily           One member said, “Apparently         the hood of their cart.                  and Rugged” to promote their next
        students Friday morning as prepara-       Shaw of Chi Omega said. “It’s cool     a lot of people have class on Fridays        “Our whole class decided to          game.
        tions for the golf cart parade began.     that the Greek organizations are       … who knew.”                             do a cart today, so here we are,” a          The Queer Alliance, who won
            The crews were all at work on         getting involved in school spirit.”        The Institute for Leadership         member of Green’s class said.            the homecoming competition last
        their carts and fighting the strong           The Chi Omega group built a        and Service (ILS) joined the parade          Another entrant was the Resi-        year, was submitting an entry cel-
        wind.                                     float based off of the classic “Just   with a giant paintbrush.                 dent Life group. They designed an        ebrating diversity, but they were
            The parade started at 1 p.m. and      Married” car, but instead it read            “We’re making a giant paint        oak tree, since all of the residence     having a lot of problems with the
        set out down 51st Street. It took a de-   “Just Won Homecoming.”                 brush because the theme is paint the     halls are on Oak Street.                 wind.
        tour through the quad after looping           The Greeks were lining the         town blue,” Stacy Sepe said.                 They had a group of several              “It’s been really windy which
        around it.                                courtyard with entrants.                   They had a group of 10 work-         students passing through between         is affecting our design skills,” Ra-
            A total of 20 groups participated         Another entrant was fraternity     ing on their float for the parade,       classes. It was a large group effort     chel Meyers said. “We won last
        in the parade, which was open to          Sigma Pi Epsilon. They created a       and were also preparing for a week-      to ensure someone was there work-        year’s competition to decorate the
        any student organization.                 golf cart covered in camouflaged       end service project cleaning local       ing on the cart at all times.            wooden Roo, and we figured we’d
            Eleven of the 20 groups were led      cardboard, based on the tank from      schools.                                     The carts were all different         try again.”
        by Greek organizations, but a vari-       “Animal House.”                            Several groups focused on the        styles and types.                            ILS won the grand prize of a
        ety of groups participated. They              Delta Zeta created a turtle to     theme of diversity.                          The UMKC rugby team created          pizza party.
        were all sporting Roo school spirit.      represent their mascot. Their crew         David Green’s A&S 100 class          an ad float. The sides were cov-              
October 5, 2009

                    Stadium dedication honors benefactor
David Jordan
                            Staff Writer
    Saturday was a very special day for
the UMKC community.
    The Stanley H. Durwood Soc-
cer Stadium and Recreational Field
dedication ceremony was held before
the homecoming game featuring the
UMKC men’s soccer team as they
faced Summit league opponent West-
ern Illinois University.
     “The soccer stadium is awesome
because it brings the students together
and it’s really bringing UMKC ath-
letics on campus instead of having to
go down to Municipal (Auditorium),”
sophomore Aaron Gray said.

“The soccer stadium brings
a whole level of excitement
to the campus.”
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student

    Stanley H. Durwood was a man
who had a truly entrepreneurial spirit.
In 1961, he inherited his father’s movie                                                                                                                                                             Photo ALEXIA STOUT-LANG
business, Durwood Theatres, which is       Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field was dedicated during a ceremony Saturday.
now AMC Theatres.
    Durwood was a Harvard graduate         initiatives that, in 1994, he was awarded   and the men’s and women’s track pro-       Raymond F. Beagle, Jr. and Charles J.      soccer teams to play on campus. But it’s
and served in World War II as a navi-      the Chancellor’s Medal, which is the        grams.                                     Elgan, who received signed jerseys by      also a recreational facility for students
gator.                                     highest nonacademic honor a commu-              The project had a proposed budget      the men’s and women’s soccer teams         who are not student-athletes. I really
    He had a passion for UMKC athlet-      nity member can receive.                    of $9 million and the Durwood Founda-      and plaques presented by Chancellor        appreciate what the Durwood Founda-
ics and helped make UMKC a Divi-               The Durwood Foundation also             tion pledged $5 million.                   Leo Morton.                                tion has provided to us.”
sion-I school.                             gives scholarships to student athletes.         The donation was the largest ever          Assistant Vice Chancellor of Stu-          Freshman Jeremiah Majorins was
    The Durwood Foundation not only            They help pay for equipment and         presented to the UMKC Athletics De-        dent Affairs Jennifer DeHaemers            ecstatic about the stadium and home-
donates to UMKC athletics, but also the    some travel expenses for the UMKC           partment.                                  thinks the Durwood Stadium is benefi-      coming.
Creative Writing Program, the Conser-      Athletics Department.                           The stadium was dedicated to the       cial to the UMKC campus as a whole.            “The soccer stadium is a great place
vatory of Music and Dance and the              The Durwood Stadium seats 850           late Stanley H. Durwood, who passed            “The soccer stadium brings a whole     for us to come together as students and
School of Dentistry.                       people and features brand new lock-         away on July 14, 1999 at the age of 78.    level of excitement to the campus,”        watch the great game of soccer,” Majo-
    Durwood was such a strong believ-      er rooms that benefit the men’s and             Standing in his presence were          DeHaemers said. “I love the fact that it   rins said.
er in UMKC athletics and other UMKC        women’s soccer programs, softball           trustees of the Durwood Foundation,        brings an opportunity for not only our            

                    Dine on the university’s dime
                          Hmm, hmm, good.
       Hundreds of students, staff and faculty enjoyed nice
    weather and a free lunch courtesy UMKC Chancellor Leo
                           Morton last week.
         During the annual Chancellor’s Campus Lunches,
      Morton personally served sandwiches and lemonade
    to the hungry masses. He was joined by other members
        of the administration including Bob Simmons, vice
     chancellor of Facilities Management, Wanda Blanchett,
         dean of the School of Education, and Provost Gail
         The feasting took place on Monday at the Volker
      Campus and Wednesday at the Hospital Hill Campus.
    With so many hungry people, the food supply ran short
     at times. But they kept the food coming as fast as they
                             could muster.
    “I told them we needed to life flight it in,” Morton joked.
     “But it’s still not getting here fast enough to feed all of
                       these hungry students.”
           Overall, everyone was pleased with the event.
           Many students voiced their appreciation and
        commented on how generous the portions on the
                           sandwiches were.                                                                                                                                            Photo ALEXIA STOUT-LANG
                                                     Hungry students lined up for food at the Chancellor’s Campus Lunch on Volker Campus.
                                                                              Homecoming                                                                                                October 5, 2009

          New Union reaches half-way mark
    Tyler Allen                                       this region and be competitive with just
                             Assistant News Editor    about anybody,” Erdman said. “Student
        Construction of the new Student Union         fees are really the driving engine that made
    reached the half-way point last Monday            this possible and if there’s a hero, it’s the
    during the Topping-off ceremony.                  students, both past and present, who have
        “This facility is a very important part       made this possible.”
    of the kind of environment we’re trying               Kofi Ohene, president of the Academy
    to create on this campus,” Chancellor Leo         of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), a
    Morton said during the ceremony. “The             group consisting of School of Pharmacy
    feeling on this campus is quite noticeable.       students, was on hand to witness the event.
    It starts to feel like a real campus, like one        “Because I am the president of a student
    that is a residential campus.”                    organization, the Student Union affects us
        The ceremony at 51st and Cherry streets       and we are all part of the Student Union,”
    celebrated the installation of the final struc-   Ohene said. “We want to make sure that
    tural beam on the new Student Union. The          everything is going on successfully and ev-
    beam was at the location for a week prior to      erything is going as planned.”
    the event so students and faculty could sign          Ohene said AMCP has had trouble find-
    their names on it.                                ing meeting spaces large enough to accom-
        During the ceremony, University of            modate all their members. He is excited
    Missouri System Board of Curator’s mem-           about the meeting spaces the new Student
    ber Warren Erdman spoke about his hopes           Union will provide.
    for the new Union.                                    Morton said completion of the project is
        “I don’t think anyone will take excep-        on track for fall semester 2010. For more
    tion with the argument that when this Stu-        information about the new Student Union,
    dent Center facility behind us is completed,      visit                                                                                                                 Photo TYLER ALLEN
    we will be at the forefront of institutions in                             The final structural beam was placed on the new Student Union last Monday.

 Forum engages the public                                                                         Happy birthday to Miller Nichols
                                                                                                 Alexia Stout-Lang
                                                                                                                                        News Editor
                                                                                                     The Miller Nichols Library celebrated 40
                                                                                                 years of innovation in library services Friday
                                                                                                     A crowd gathered in the Library Information
                                                                                                 Commons as Missouri Senator Jolie Justus pre-
                                                                                                 sented an official state proclamation recognizing
                                                                                                 the library’s 40 years of service to both UMKC
                                                                                                 and the community.
                                                                                                     It was a celebration commemorating the his-
                                                                                                 tory accumulated since its opening in 1969 and
                                                                                                 what the future has in store.
                                                                                                     Chancellor Leo Morton, University Librar-
                                                                                                 ies Dean Sharon Bostick and Friends of the Li-
                                                                                                 brary President Oliver Burnette spoke about the
                                                                         Photo KEVIN BRYCE       achievements of the facility.
    Nila Hall                                  church and state.                                      “For 40 years, Miller Nichols Library has
                                Staff Writer       Members of one particular focus               served as a central hub of learning for UMKC
        Some Americans believe there is        group indicated that it starts within             and the surrounding community,” Bostick said.
    a disconnect between politics and the      the home to instill the values of per-            “We want to celebrate that past and look ahead
    general public.                            sonal responsibility and how to make              to a library that offers cutting-edge technology,                                                  Photo TYLER ALLEN
        A forum held at the Kansas City        political decisions.                              public service-focused librarians, international-      Missouri Senator Jolie Justus (left) presents an official
    Public Library Plaza Branch last               The second approach focused on                ly-renowned collections and extensive resources        state proclamation to Dean Sharon Bostick (right).
    Tuesday discussed the public’s role in     reinventing citizenship.                          that are accessible to anyone, anytime and from
    democracy.                                     This approach is meant to address             anywhere.”                                                  “Information Commons: Changing Needs,
        “How are we supposed to make           the ways citizens get involved in local               Also in the reception area, attendees of the       Changing Services,” presented by Gloria Tibbs,
    our Democracy work?” Ray Gesel-            organizations and associations.                   celebration could view the LaBudde Special Col-        Reference Librarian, and Diane Hunter, head of
    bracht, special sssistant to the direc-        Some expressed their frustrations             lections photo display chronicling the history         Reference, at 12 p.m. on Oct. 21.
    tor of the Harry S. Truman Library,        with being in organizations and asso-             of the library building. The Special Collections             “Clinical Medical Librarian Program:
    said about the goal of the discussion.     ciations, and others felt it is the best          staff put a similar exhibit on their Web site at       Morning Rounds and Medical Education,”
        The forum was broken down into         way to be engaged in politics.                   presented by Amrita Burdick and Susan Sanders,
    smaller focus groups where people              Others said living in a large city            beginnings.htm.                                        Clinical Medical Librarians, at 12 p.m. on Oct.
    could share their views on the rea-        made it much more difficult to con-                   When the library opened, the norm was card         28.
    sons why people aren’t engaged in          nect and be active.                               catalogs and typewriters. Now the library has a              “Accessing Hidden Collections: Adven-
    politics.                                      The third approach encouraged                 database online, a soon-to-be installed robot that     tures in Research,” presented by Sandy Rodri-
        Three approaches were used to          bringing the public back into politics.           retrieves books and the librarians answer ques-        guez, Special Project Cataloger, at 12:30 p.m. on
    address the issue.                             This approach is meant to encour-             tions via text messages.                               Nov. 3.
        The first touched upon how to          age the public to become more active                  To further explore the history of the library            “Music/Media Libraries: Full ‘Stream’
    bring back America’s moral founda-         in politics.                                      and continue the anniversary celebration, Uni-         Ahead,” presented by Laura Gayle Green, head
    tion such as encouraging strong fami-          One belief many of the groups                 versity Libraries is hosting six lunchtime presen-     of the Music/Media Library, at 12 p.m. on Nov. 11.
    lies and personal responsibilities.        shared was that the media and corpo-              tations in a series called “Libraries Inside/Out.”           “Special Collections: The Future of the
        Some wondered what role religion       rations play a large role in the public’s             They will be free and open to the public. The      Past,” presented by Stuart Hinds, head of LaBudde
    should play. Most members of the fo-       participation in politics.                        presentations to be held in room 121 of Miller
                                                                                                                               Special Collections, at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 17.
    cus group agreed in the separation of                                                        Nichols Library include:
October 5, 2009

      Pep Rally
  hypes up students

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photo CASEY OSBURN
                                                            UMKC Cheer Squad fired up the crowd.

                                                                  Before the official dedication of Durwood Soccer Stadium and             To start things off, the UMKC dance team did a routine for the
                                                               Recreational Field and the men’s soccer game on Saturday, there was      crowd.
                                                               a pep rally at the University Playhouse.                                    Associate Athletics Director for Advancement Steve Stroud in-
                                                                  The first 750 people to arrive received free food from Chick-fil-A.   troduced speakers Tim Hall, director of Athletics, and Chancellor
                                                                  The cow mascot for Chick-fil-A was on hand to entertain people        Leo Morton.
                                                               and encourage everyone to “Eat Mor Chikin.”                                 The Cheer Squad ended things with a dance and cheer for the
                                                                  The UMKC Kangaroo mascot and Cow danced together during               Roos to “Go, fight, win.”
                                                               the rally.                                                                                                                — Casey Osburn

                                       Photo CASEY OSBURN
    Kasey Kangaroo met with the representative from

      Reach for the stars                                                                                 Johnson’s daughter speaks at dedication
Alexia Stout-Lang                            for Sierra Leone and Liberia in West
                             News Editor     Africa.
    “To infinity and beyond” was the             In 1987, she became an astronaut
flight path Roos took at UMKC’s an-          for NASA. Five years later, on Sept. 12,
nual Starr Symposium.                        she blasted off into space on the shuttle
    Last Thursday, students, staff, fac-     Endeavor, making her the first woman
ulty and members of the community            of color to go into space.
gathered in Pierson Auditorium as the            Jemison then retired from NASA in
first African-American female astro-         1993.
naut, Dr. Mae C. Jemison, talked about           Since then, she has become the
her life experiences.                        founder and president of The Jemison
    The focus of her discussion was the      Group, Inc., a company she established
importance of women and minorities           to focus on the beneficial integration of
pursuing careers in the fields of science    science and technology into our every-
and technology.                              day lives, and BioSentient Corporation,
    Born in Decatur, Ala. and raised in      a medical technology company that
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo KEVIN BRYCE
Chicago, Ill., Jemison was accepted to       creates and markets mobile equipment
                                                                                                      Students at Johnson Hall dedication ceremony.
Stanford University on a scholarship at      worn to monitor the body’s vital signs
the age of 16. She graduated with a B.S.     and train people to respond favorably in
                                             stressful situations.                                     On Saturday morning, many packed into the John-          Herman spent countless years working to improve
in Chemical Engineering and an A.B.
                                                 Jemison believes in reaching out                  son Hall Community Room to dedicate the new dorm.       UMKC and believed the school needed to be strong. He
in African and Afro-American studies.
                                             and inspiring other women and minori-                     The building was named in honor of Herman and       is the founder of UMKC’s Black Scholarship Fund, and
    She went on to earn her doctorate in
                                             ties to achieve.                                      Dorothy Johnson, who gave their lives and careers to    received the UMKC Trustee and Chancellor’s Medal.
medicine at Cornell University Medi-
                                                 Her first book, “Find Where the                   serving those around them including the UMKC com-            Dorothy served in health and welfare in areas of pe-
cal College.
                                             Wind Goes: Moments From My Life,”                     munity.                                                 diatrics and psychiatrics.
    She then served as General Prac-
                                             was written for teenagers and offers                      Tara Johnson, the daughter of Herman and Dorothy,        Tara concluded her thanks with a bit of advice for
titioner in Los Angeles with the INA/
                                             tips about finding confidence, settings               spoke on behalf of her parents, thanking everyone for   the attending students.
Ross Loos Medical Group, and spent
                                             goals and dreaming big.                               the honor.                                                   “Don’t limit yourself, because they never limited
two and a half years, from 1983-’85,
                                                                              “They would be so happy and humbled to see the      themselves,” she said.
as Area Peace Corps medical officer
                                                                                                   turnout today,” Tara said.                                                                      — Kevin Bryce
                                                                                        Culture                                                                                           October 5, 2009

 Warhol icons appear at Union Station                                                                                                                   dating 101                    by Christian Rose
Hilary Saskin
                                                                                                                                                                     “Dance Lessons”
                                                          Culture Editor
    Andy Warhol was brought back to life through his artwork this
weekend.                                                                                                                                                    Technically, my column has a deadline on Thursday,
    Oct. 2 marked the opening of the “Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life                                                                                      which figuratively means Friday.
and Legends” exhibit at Union Station.                                                                                                                      So to the frustration of my editors, more often than
    “This is our first real serious art exhibit to have in Union Sta-                                                                                   not, I seek inspiration by going out with friends instead of
tion,” said Susan O’Neil, public relations representative from River                                                                                    worrying about impending schedules.
City Studio (the agency working with Union Station to put on the                                                                                            However, this week I was determined to break my
exhibit). “It’s been a really fun partnership with Union Station. I’m                                                                                   bad habit of procrastinating and planned on actually stay-
really happy to be involved.”                                                                                                                           ing inside my loft hovering over my laptop.
    The exhibit is sponsored by Bank of America as part of their Art                                                                                        My goal was to crank out a Pulitzer Prize-winning
in Our Communities Project, in which their corporate art collection                                                                                     article, fraught with wisdom and guidance … until my
is used as a community resource and available for museums and                                                                                           cell phone rang and my friend informed me of a new club
nonprofit organizations to borrow from.                                                                                                                 opening just across the state line.
    Bank of America owns all the pieces featured in the. Union Sta-                                                                                         Once outside the sushi bar/night club, my girlfriend
                                                                                                                                   Photo CASEY OSBURN   Kallie and I strutted down the red carpet, through the vel-
tion exhibit.
                                                                            Marilyn Monroe.                                                             vet rope and into the pulsating techno music.
    “We have over 80 pieces in this collection, including the icon-
ic Campbell’s soup cans and the unique ‘Marilyn,’” said George              at some of Warhol’s most iconic pieces of art.                                  Making our way inside we were amid a sea of scant-
Gaustello II, CEO of Union Station Kansas City.                                 “It’s an absolute pleasure for us to welcome the Warhol exhibit         ily dressed, middle-aged women wearing too much
    Gaustello, dressed in a Marilyn tie, said Union Station is              to Kansas City,” said Spence Heddens, Kansas City market presi-             makeup and too few clothes and men who believe corny
                                                    more of a commu-        dent for Bank of America.                                                   pickup lines are a one-way ticket into the aforementioned
                                                    nity gathering place        He promised visitors will be pleased with what they see.                women’s panties.
                                                    than an actual art
                                                    gallery. And they are
                                                                                The entrance to the exhibit is a long hallway, lined with posters       “There are few people in the world
                                                                            containing some of Warhol’s famous quotes.
                                                    more than happy to          The first piece seen upon entering is Warhol’s “Marilyn,” fol-          who are so attractive they actually stop
                                                    welcome this collec-    lowed by an entire wall with his variety of Campbell’s soup cans.           clocks and make time fly in reverse.”
                                                    tion.                       “I can’t think of anything better than two great icons deserving
                                                        “ Now we’re         one another – Union Station and Andy Warhol,” Gaustello said.
                                                    [Union Station] an                                                                                      Choosing to abstain from the free sushi, we pushed
                                                                                The exhibit also offers unique activities, including self-guided
                                                    art gallery, but not                                                                                our way up to the bar and ordered drinks.
                                                                            tours and “art-tivities,” hands-on activities for visitors to discover
                                                    really,”    Gaustello                                                                                   Sipping watered-down well drinks, we pushed
                                                                            the Andy Warhol in them.
                                                    said. “Today we’re                                                                                  through a couple cougars and stepped up to the dance
                                                                                These activities are free, included with admission to the exhibit.
                                                    an opportunity to                                                                                   floor, where even the $12 margaritas did not prepare us
                                                                                Workshops are also available on certain Saturdays to learn
                                                    share the iconic                                                                                    for what we saw.
                                                                            about history and science with Andy Warhol.
                                                    Andy Warhol with                                                                                        There are few people in the world who are so attrac-
                                                                                “The arts is important for the economic vitality of the commu-
                                                    the community.”                                                                                     tive they actually stop clocks and make time fly in re-
                                                                            nity,” Allen Blevins, senior vice president of Bank of America, said.
                                                        With everything                                                                                 verse.
                                                                            “Having a strong arts community is important to the vitality of the
                                                    f rom “Endangered                                                                                       They have perfect hair, perfect smiles and perfect
                                                                            community as a whole.”
                                                    Species” to “Wild-                                                                                  physiques without ever having to diet.
                                                                                The Andy Warhol exhibit will be open through January 10,
                                                    flowers,” “Myths” to                                                                                    And if you stare directly at them for too long, you turn
                                                                            2010. For more information, visit
                                                    “Muhammad Ali,”                                                                                     to salt … or worse, fall in love.
                                                                                “It’s exciting for us to make it available to the people of Kansas
                                 Photo CASEY OSBURN this collection pro-                                                                                    Once they discover you are a mere human, they leave
                                                                            City,” Heddens said.
Warhol’s well-known Campbell’s Soup paintings.      vides a close-up look                                                                               you in a crumpled emotional mess.
                                                                                                                                                            Inside the bar, there was a sudden rush of cool wind
                                                                                                                                                        that caught his billowy white shirt and blew it open just
                                                                                                                                                        enough to bare the smallest glimpse of his chest.
                                                                                                                                                            Although it was a perfectly chilly autumn evening,

 Play it by Ear                                                                                                               by ZACC LAWTON
                                                                                                                                                        he was moist with perspiration that seemed to glisten like
                                                                                                                                                        millions of tiny diamonds.
                                                                                                                                                            Kallie and I looked at each other, our mouths open,
                                                                                                                                                        and everything seemed to move in slow motion.
                                                                                                                                                            He smiled at us through perfect teeth and suddenly
                           Blueprint 3                                   of Jay-Z’s previous albums, which proves he can steer away from
                                                                         what the fans are used to hearing and still be able to please them.
                                                                                                                                                        my head grew fuzzy from the combination of tequila and
       When it comes to hip-hop music, it’s almost impossible to not          He is making the most of his ability by using it to experiment                Like moths to a flame we moved closer, and the
   think of Sean Carter, more commonly known as Jay-Z. It doesn’t with different things and still satisfy his fans.                                     dance floor melted into a steamy jungle of pulsating mu-
   even matter what genre of music you are a fan of.                          Even though many people feel Jay-Z is getting old and                     sic as we watched him begin his primal dance.
       He’s made a name for himself in the music world and in the washed up, he still humbles himself to his audience, which is the                         Without warning the music screeched to a halt, the
   business world of Wall Street.                                        most important thing.                                                          euphoric haze lifted and we were both startled sober as
       But the topic at hand is Jay-Z’s music and his most recent                                                                                       our Greek god began his seizure-like moves on the dance
                                                                              Jay-Z also lets everyone know he doesn’t have to rap to sur-
   album, Blueprint 3.                                                                                                                                  floor.
                                                                         vive financially.
       Blueprint 3 proves how complex Jay-Z’s artistic gift is.                                                                                             He jerked, twisted and thumped his limbs, complete-
       Over the years, he has changed his musical sound. And he               The lyrical aspect of Blueprint 3 is powerful, but the delivery
                                                                                                                                                        ly unaware of the actual song being pumped through the
   has shown no hesitation stepping outside the normal boundaries is laid back.                                                                         speakers.
   of hip-hop.                                                                When it comes to making quality music, Jay-Z’s flow is very
                                                                                                                                                            The dance floor was becoming a crime scene and
       With artists such as Kid Cudi, Mr. Hudson, Pharrell Williams consistent.                                                                         other guys seemed to be following his lead like lem-
   and Drake taking part in this album, it will                                                       Blueprint 3 proves Jay-Z has really ma-
                                                                                                  tured both personally and musically. He is            mings.
   likely go down in history as a legend.                                                                                                                   They danced to some sort of rhythm heard only in
       Blueprint 3 is a big spotlight for the                                                     38 years old and doesn’t hide that fact just to
                                                                                                  keep the younger audience.                            their own heads.
   rookies of hip-hop, Kid Cudi and Drake.                                                                                                                  Shaking our heads, we sat our drinks down and left
   Having only been on the music scene for a                                                          He also makes it clear that other rappers
                                                                                                                                                        the jungle to the cougars.
   few years, at most, it’s a big deal for them                                                   his age don’t have to talk as though they’re
                                                                                                                                                            The unequivocal wisdom learned through years of
   to be featured on one of hip-hop’s greatest                                                    still living and acting like they’re 21 to keep       dating disasters is simply this:
   MC’s albums.                                                                                   the normal listening market.                              There are things you can’t teach a guy, no matter how
       When listening to this album, one feels                                                        As for grading Blueprint 3, I would eas-          much you want to, and you shouldn’t spend even one sec-
   a sense of class, pure greatness and origi-                                                    ily give it an A. And even though this was a          ond trying.
   nality all mixed into one.                                                                     great album, I hope it isn’t the end of Jay-Z             You can’t teach someone how to kiss and you can’t
       Jay-Z has this vibe that motivates you to                                                  making great music.                                   teach someone rhythm.
   take care of your daily business so you can                                                        As long as he stays creative and consis-              The performance on the dance floor is a direct cor-
   live comfortably later on in life.                                                             tent, he will still be in my Top Five Artists         relation to the performance in the bedroom.
       Blueprint 3 is also magnificent from a                                                     of all time.                                              If they are bad dancers, they are bad in bed.
   music producer’s point of view.                                                                    A                                                     Leave those guys under the mirrored disco ball
       The sound is a little different from any                      Photo courtesy GOOGLE IMAGES
                                                                                                                             where they can stare up, contentedly dancing to their per-
                                                                                                                                                        fect reflections alone.
October 5, 2009

     Local band rows toward success
Alexia Stout-Lang                                      those of us who get to enjoy the music.
                                       News Editor         Big Man’s Gold plays a good combination
                                                       of cover songs and original tunes written by
    Rollin’, rollin’, rock ‘n’ rollin’ by the water.   Bingham. The band has been so successful
    Good time Lee’s Summit-based band, Big             they now play at venues across the city a few
Man’s Gold, does exactly that.                         times a month.
    Just about every Thursday, the local band              Manz calls Bingham one of the best kept
gathers at the Canoe Club on Lake Lotawana             guitar secrets on the scene and he is dead on.
to give patrons a night filled with food, drinks           “In March, Michael Kang, from The String
and, most importantly, classic rock and roll.          Cheese Incident, was here in KC playing with
    The band has three members, Andy Manz              Particle at Crosstown and they invited Lucas up
(drummer), who owns the Canoe Club, Lucas              for a few,” Manz said. “And Kang told me after
Bingham (guitar/vocals) and Eric Gould (bass/          the show, ‘Lucas is a badass.’ When someone
vocals).                                               on that level gives a compliment like that, it re-
    Big Man’s Gold formed out of happenstance          ally holds a lot of weight. The guy (Bingham)
in March 2008. The Canoe Club had been open            is a true student of the instrument and it’s a lot
about a year, offering live music three nights         of fun watching him drop people’s jaws when
a week.                                                we play live.”
    Manz kept running into issues with bands               In the near future, the band plans to take
canceling at the last minute. Thus, the idea of        things to the next level for our listening plea-
starting his own band was born.                        sure.
    Gould was on hiatus from his Los Ange-                 “We’re currently writing some new music
les-based band, Particle, while Particle’s key-        together and are experimenting with adding
boardist, Steve Molitz, toured with Grateful                                                                                                                                                          Photo NATHAN LANG
                                                       another member to the group,” Manz told U-           Big Man’s Gold jams at the Canoe Club in Lee’s Summit
Dead bassist Phil Lesh.                                News. “We’ve talked about adding a keyboard-
    “I knew Eric was jonesin’ to jam in his new        ist, another drummer or both.”
community,” Manz said. “So I called up Lucas,              At the end of the day, you can tell these boys   Manz said. “Seeing people enjoying the music             listen to jams or watch some videos, head to
who had played two or three solo shows at the          just really enjoy playing music.                     is also a really good feeling for any musician.”
Canoe Club, and we got together that week and              “Aside from the friendships that we’ve de-           Bingham recently released a solo al-                     For more information about the Canoe
put a set together mixed with some of Lucas’           veloped through this project, nothing is better      bum called Clean Sheets. Check him out on                Club, located at 27905 E. Colbern, Lee’s Sum-
original music and some covers.”                       than being in some big jam, letting the music        MySpace at                 mit, visit
    It could be called serendipitous – at least for    take over and feeding off each other’s energy,”          For more information about the band, to                               

                                                                                                                          How to : shop on a budget
                                                                                                                                 and still look smashing
                                                                                                                  Kelley Kates                                         cent off, and return the next day to buy your
                                                                                                                                                      Staff Writer     other item with an extra discount.
                                                                                                                                                                           Therefore, you are actually saving 65-70
                                                                                                                       We are college students who love to shop        percent off regular prices.
                                                                                                                  and love to look good. But being college stu-            Department stores like JCPenney and
                                                                                                                  dents also means probably nine out of 10 of
                                                                                                                                                                       Kohl’s are also fairly cheap and are great for
                                                                                                                  us are broke.
                                                                                                                                                                       picking up that little something extra.
                                                                                                                       So how do you keep up that sweet ap-
                                                                                                                  peal when you can’t afford Armani, Guess                 Know the alternatives: If you are into
                                                                                                                  or even Hollister?                                   accessorizing, Target is a great place to
                                                                                                                       You’re in luck.                                 shop. They have an entire section devoted
                                                                                                                       As an indecisive person who always              to accessories. Target actually has some re-
                                                                                                                  looks at all options before making a pur-            ally cute clothes, swimwear and pretty much
                                                                                                                  chase, I’ve got some great pointers to keep          anything else you are looking for.
                                                                                                                  you looking good while keeping your pocket               Plato’s Closet is another fabulous option.
                                                                                                                  fat.                                                 I recently bought some really nice high-
                                                                                                                       Wait: First thing’s first, if you are in        end jeans there in great condition for super
                                                                                                                  need of some new gear and there is a holiday         cheap. It’s an excellent option for those days
                                                                                                                  around the corner, wait it out. You will be          when you are dying to shop but don’t have
                                                                                                                  happy you did.                                       much to spend.
                                                                                                                       With the economy and spending down,                 Borrow: Of course, there are also those
                                                                                                                  stores are naturally having more sales, but          times when you want something new to
                                                                                                                  when a holiday weekend rolls around, watch           wear but have no money to spend. In that
                                                                                                                  out. You can add some great pieces to your           case, shopping in your friends’ or fam-
                                                                                                                  wardrobe for next to nothing. You may even           ily members’ closets can make you feel as
                                                                                                                  get really lucky and catch a buy one, get one        if you are wearing something new without
                                                                                                                  free or half-off sale. Semi-annual sales are         spending any money at all.
                                                                                                                  perfect for this too.                                    Chances are your friends or siblings
                                                                                                                       Use coupons: Another money-saver to             share similar taste in fashion with you any-
                                                                                                                  keep in mind are store-specific coupons in           way.
                                                                                                                  weekly mailers. Macy’s and other depart-                 Bargain: If all else fails and you do
                                                                                                                  ment stores do this almost constantly and            have a bit of cash but can’t find a good deal,
                                                                                                                  generally offer about 10-15 percent off.             sometimes you have to make one yourself.
                                                                                                                        Discount stores such as Gordman’s do               There have been countless times I have
                                                                                                                  this as well. They already give the consumer         entered a store with some cash (whether it’s
                                                                                                                  half-off on all clothing, and I have found the       $100 or just a few bucks) in my pocket and
                                                                                                                  exact same shirt or pants at Dillard’s (seri-        made an offer.
                                                                                                                  ously), plus they give you a coupon for your             I definitely ended up getting more bang
                                                                                                                  next visit.                                          for my buck when I wheeled and dealed with
                                                                                                                       If you want to save right away on your          the sales person.
                                                                                                                  purchase, then only select one item to buy               Just take my advice and you’ll be able to
                                                                                                                  that day and have them hold the other, then          actually go out in your new clothing.
                                                                                                                  get the coupon which is usually 15-20 per-                           
                                                                                    Culture                                                                                        October 5, 2009

         save                   the date                       Compiled by Hilary Saskin
                                                                                                    Simple chicken noodle soup
                                                                                                    Chelsea Soetaert                                         As noodles are cooking, tear cooked chicken
                                                                                                                                          Staff Writer   into smaller, bite sized pieces.
                                                                                                                                                             Add chicken back into pot two minutes be-
                                                                                                        The onset of flu season means everybody is
          Monday, Oct. 5                        Book Discussion: Join in on the discussion          looking for ways to stay healthy and happy.
                                                                                                                                                         fore noodles finish cooking.
                                                                                                                                                             Allow soup to cool.
                                                of Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s book, “Come                 This soup is the perfect answer, whether             Salt to taste, serve and enjoy.
Last day to drop undergraduate classes with                                                         you’re sick in bed or just needing a pick-me-up
assessment (fall 2009 first eight-week ses-     Hell or High Water,” about the events and                                                                    This recipe can be modified to suit your
                                                aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Discussion          on a cold day.                                       tastes – vegetables can be added the same time
sion).                                                                                                  Few ingredients and quick preparation time
                                                will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. in room 303                                                             as the noodles, more bouillon can be added for
                                                of the Miller Nichols Library. Seating is lim-      make this dish great any time of day, and can        more flavor.
Truman to Obama: In partnership with the                                                            taste even better as a leftover.
Truman Forum, the Truman Presidential           ited, RSVP to                                                                               The high yield of this recipe can be reduced
Library presents “Appointing the Supreme                                                                                                                 by dividing the ingredients in half.
Court: Truman to Obama.” Event will begin                 Thursday, Oct. 8                           Ingredients:
at 6 p.m. at the Truman Forum of the Kansas                                                          1 medium bag of frozen egg noodles
City Public Library Plaza Branch. Featured      Gabrielle Tee: Don’t miss UMKC’s very                6 chicken bouillon cubes or
speaker will be David N. Atkinson, UMKC         own Gabrielle Tee’s release party for her de-        6 cups of chicken broth
Curators’ Teaching Professor and author of      but record, Try Me. Event goes from 7-9 p.m.
“Leaving the Bench: Supreme Court Jus-          at Californo’s in Westport. $5 cover, or free        2 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts
tices at the End.”                              admission with purchase of a CD. To preview          Salt
                                                some of Tee’s music, visit www.myspace.
                                                com/gabrielletee.                                      Directions:
          Tuesday, Oct. 6                                                                              Fill a large pot with either six cups of water
                                                             Friday, Oct. 9                         and bouillon cubes or broth and bring to a boil.
“Killer Joe”: Set in a broken down trailer,                                                            While waiting on water to boil, cut chicken
this hilarious look at a desperate “white       Conservatory Wind Ensemble: Don’t miss              breasts into chunks (the chicken can be pur-
trash” family struggling with violence and      their musical performance conducted by Jo-          chased in pre-cut strips as well).
greed is raw and compelling. Be warned:         seph Parisi. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.           Add chicken to boiling water and cook until
With graphic violence, nudity and adult         in the White Recital Hall at Olson Perform-         white all the way through.
situations, “Killer Joe” is not for the young   ing Arts Center. Tickets are $8, $6 for seniors        Remove cooked chicken from pot and set
or faint of heart. Performances begin at 7:30   and free to all faculty, staff and students with    aside.
p.m. Oct. 6-10 (with an additional 2 p.m.       UMKC or student ID.
show on Oct. 10 and 11) in Studio 116 at the                                                           Add bag of frozen egg noodles into boiling
                                                                                                                                                                                        Photo CHELSEA SOETAERT
Olson Performing Arts Center.                             Saturday, Oct. 10                         water and let cook about 10 minutes until ten-

       Wednesday, Oct. 7                        Zombie Walk: Take part in the Zombie Walk
                                                and help bring out the living dead while help-
                                                ing those in the community. Walk begins at 2
These Hands Don’t Hurt: October is Do-          p.m. Participants will meet at the JC Nichols
mestic Violence Awareness Month. Visit the      fountain. Bring five non-perishable items to
awareness tables to participate in “These       participate. Prizes for adults and kids, all ages
Hands Don’t Hurt” by stamping your hand-        welcome.
prints on a banner to create a visual state-
ment against violence against women. Ta-
bles will be in different locations on campus
                                                           Sunday, Oct. 11
throughout October. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.      Lewis Black: The stand-up comedian, actor
on Oct. 7 the table will be at the University   and author will perform at 7 p.m. at Ameri-
Center.                                         star Casino. Tickets start at $45.
October 5, 2009

  Intramural football ends regular season
John Pfortmiller                                     against Balls Deep. The Perforators quickly
                                      Staff Writer   gained a 19-0 lead.
                                                         Balls Deep attempted to make a comeback,

               he regular season of intramural       but unsportsmanlike conduct calls hindered
               flag football at UMKC ended           their offense. The Perforators won, 19-8.
               Sept. 30. Playoffs start this             “We’re the oldest team out here but we’re
               week.                                 still 3-0,” said Devin Giron, a dental student
                   The last two days of intra-       and player on The Perforators. “We’re unde-
mural flag football were full of teams psyched       feated but we take ibuprofen after each game!”
because of their wins, saddened over their               The final men’s games on Sept. 29 had
losses and some people happy they at least           Oral Pleasure vs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE)
played.                                              1 and The Mechies vs. Bye Week. After a full
    Still, the competitive nature of football        game was played, officials discovered that
had many teams and players shocked about             SAE 1 was fielding players from their SAE
the large amount of over-competitiveness.            2 team.
    “You think this is bad … you should see              The game was forfeited to Oral Pleasure
bowling,” third year law student Brian Shepa-        and the official final score was 1-0.
rd, a member of the team Sloppy Cronkites,               Bye Week and The Mechies had a close
said. “I’m just glad I got to play.”                 game until Bye Week took off on a TD scor-
    While the competitiveness had several            ing spree and won, 29-18.
teams playing well and congratulating each               Women’s games had Gamma Alpha Lamb-
other, some teams had issues with unsports-          da and Chi Omega fielding A and B teams to
manlike conduct that cost them games.                play each other. Chi Omega won both of these
    Sept. 29 started off with Lambda Chi Al-         contests, but they were close as both teams
pha’s team playing The Taters. Lambda Chi            displayed a great amount of athleticism.                                                                                                             Photo KEVIN BRYCE
came out on the offensive and gained two                 The final score on the A game was 14-6             The Perforators and Balls Deep get ready to line up after a play.
touchdowns (TD).                                     Chi Omega, and the final score on the B game
    They kept The Taters on defense until            was 16-11 Chi Omega.
halftime. The Taters managed to score, but               The games on Sept. 30 started off with             that allowed them to win, 14-13.                          battle of the Law School students.
Lambda Chi won with a final score of 32-13.          Shake ‘N Bake playing Beta B. Beta B won                  At the same time, Rx Team beat the hilari-                The Quashers played The Honor Code Vi-
    “Our team chemistry improved after we            with a final score of 26-12. On the adjacent           ously named Tossin’ Bombs on Your Moms,                   olators and while the law may be on both their
held practice,” said senior Parker Hull, a           field, Beta A won against Drill & Fill with a          18-12.                                                    sides, the Quashers won via mercy rule with a
member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity            final score of 18-7.                                      SAE 2 played Sloppy Cronkites next and                 final score of 40-12.
and flag football team. “We hope to go to the            This was followed up by The Lollipop               the game was 14-14 at halftime, but SAE 2                    The playoffs start Oct. 6 with additional
playoffs.”                                           Guild playing Sigma Phi Epsilon. The game              pulled ahead and won, 27-14.                              games Oct. 7 and 11.
    The second game matched The Perforators          ended with one TD by The Lollipop Guild                   The final game of the regular season was a                         

    Nordland named new
                                                                                                                                    sports shorts
assistant track and field coach                                                                                                                                        by CASEY OSBURN

Melissa Cowan                                            He hopes he can help build a Division-                          Cross Country
                                      Staff Writer   I throwing team and a better track team as a
                                                                                                                             The men’s and women’s cross                      Etagegn O’Neill was the first to
    On Monday, Andy Nordland was an-                 whole at UMKC, both mentally and physically.
                                                                                                                         country teams traveled last Saturday             cross the line for the Roos with a time
nounced as the new assistant track and field             “The team has been down a few years,”
                                                                                                                         to Stillwater, Okla. for the 73rd annual         of 19:13.20.
coach at UMKC.                                       Nordland said. “We really want to build a con-
                                                                                                                         OSU Cowboy Jamboree.                                 For the men, Daniel Mann was the
    He held the same position at William Jewell      ference championship caliber team. We need to
                                                                                                                             The women finished 20th with a               first to finish at 92nd with a time of
College for four years before joining the Roos.      continue to bring in quality recruits.”
                                                                                                                         total of 527 points.                             25:56.20.
    “Well, there was an opening (at UMKC),”              Nordland brings a strong technical and
Nordland said with a laugh. “It just seemed like     teaching background, plus a wider perspective
a natural fit to me to come here.”                   in coaching different people, he said.                              Volleyball
    Nordland will focus on coaching the throw-           He credits this to coaching in Sweden dur-                          After a seven match losing streak,           25-22, 25-20, 15-7.
ers. Throwers participate in shot put, hammer,       ing the summer.                                                     the Lady Roos bounced back into ac-                 Senior Jamie Hagerman posted the
discus, javelin and indoor weight throw.                 “I see a real mix of cultures,” Nordland                        tion on Oct. 1 against South Dakota              highest number of kills for this season
    His love for track started when he was 5         said. “[I] see how people learn differently and                     State.                                           with 19. Sophomore Kelsey Knoche
years old.                                           train differently.”                                                     The Roos dropped the first two               was right behind Hagerman and post-
    “My dad took me to the Drake Relays for              According to,                             sets in the match, 25-16 and 30-28. But          ed 17 kills. Knoche also tied the school
the first time,” Nordland said. “I just loved it.”   Nordland has coached two national champions.                        they were not willing to give up, and            record for aces in a five set match with
    In high school, he won the Drake Relays              “That’s not really what I think of as my big-                   pushed to win the last three matches,            eight.
twice in shot put.                                   gest accomplishment,” Nordland said about
    “Because [my dad taking me] meant so
much to me, to actually win a championship
                                                     this success. “I take a lot of pride in my throw-
                                                     ers being technically sound.”                                       Men’s Soccer
there, that meant the most to me,” Nordland              He is less concerned with rank than with his                        A hard-fought double overtime led                The game was a defensive tug-of-
said.                                                team being ready to compete.                                        to victory for the men’s soccer team.            war, with neither side giving into the
    He graduated from Iowa State University              “I don’t care if they finish first, last, in the                    The Kangaroos took on Western Il-            other.
with a degree in finance. He then moved to           middle,” Nordland said. “I want them to be pre-                     linois University (WIU) Saturday night               The keepers were busy with almost
Kansas City and started his own real estate          pared and confident in what they’re doing.”                         with a crowd of approximately 700                constant and repeated attempts by both
business, which he kept for 15 years.                    Norland is excited about this “next step” in                    watching.                                        teams.
    “[But] I always had an interest in working       his coaching career at UMKC.                                            Both teams remained scoreless until              UMKC keeper, junior Ken Cooper,
with kids,” Nordland said.                               “The meets are more challenging [than the                       the second overtime.                             made a total of five saves for UMKC.
    More than two years ago, he sold most of his     meets competed by the William Jewell team],                             UMKC took the win, 1-0.                      Cooper recorded his third shutout of the
business.                                            and there’s higher quality competitions,” Nor-                          Senior Bryan Perez received the ball         season and 10th shutout of his career.
    He pursued his Masters in Education at           dland said.                                                         from junior Chris Markey and shot it                 The game was almost foul free,
Rockhurst University while coaching at Wil-              Out of the current throwers, only one com-                      into the bottom right corner for the win-        with only two yellow cards (both on
liam Jewell College.                                 peted for UMKC last year. The rest are fresh-                       ning goal.                                       UMKC).
                                                     man or transfer students.                                                                                                The Roos are now 3-5-1 and will
     He graduated from Rockhurst this past May.                                                                              This made Perez the school record-           travel on Oct. 10 for a match-up in Den-
    “This is what I really love to do,” Nordland         “I’m looking forward to seeing how they                         holder with 22 career goals.
                                                     compete,” Nordland said.                                                                                             ver, Colo.
said. “As long as this continues to work out, I
couldn’t imagine being a teacher.”                                    
                                                                                                       Sports                                                                                           October 5, 2009

   Winter golf means fun year-round                                                                                                                                               Volleyball falls
Alexia Stout-Lang
                                                                   News Editor
                                                                                                                                                                                  to No. 1 team
    The air might be icy cold, but           While your friends (or en-
that won’t stop your disc from           emies) are couped up indoors                                                                                                             David Jordan
slicing through it like melted           sipping hot chocolate and eating                                                                                                                                           Staff Writer
butter as the saucer spins toward        sugar cookies, you can be out                                                                                                                With a week full of homecoming
a goal.                                  having a great time and staying                                                                                                          events the UMKC women’s volleyball
    With disc golf becoming in-          in shape.                                                                                                                                team hoped to bring home a victory for
creasingly popular, now holding              Rothstein said there are too                                                                                                         excited Roo fans this Saturday at Swin-
the title of the world’s fastest         many reasons to start playing                                                                                                            ney Recreation Center.
growing sport, some enthusiasts          disc golf to list just one.                                                                                                                  The Roos fell to the number one team
just can’t get enough game time.             “Choose from fun, health-                                                                                                            in the Summit League, the North Dakota
    The good news is disc golf           ful (lifetime fitness), economi-                                                                                                         State University (NDSU) Bison in a four
season is every season.                  cal (doesn’t cost much to play),                                                                                                         set match, 3-1.
    Summer, fall, winter and             challenging, can be played with                                                                                                              The Bison have an overall record of
spring are all the perfect time          people or by one’s self, small                                                                                                           11-3 and are undefeated in conference
of year to head out to a park and        ecological footprint, egalitar-                                                                                                          play, 7-0.
throw a few discs.                       ian,” he said.                                                                                                                               In the first set the Bison won in stun-
    Rick Rothstein, president                Rothstein gave golfers a good                                                                                                        ning fashion, beating the Lady Roos 25-
of Disc Golf World, managing             reason to get out in the cold this                                                                                                       16. The Bison dominated the set after an
editor of DiscGolfer Magazine,           past January and February. He                                                                                                            early tie, 3-3. NDSU then went on a 7-1
president of Kansas City Flying          founded the Ice Bowl, which                                                                            Photo courtesy DISC GOLF WORLD    run and never looked back trampling the
Disc Club (KCFDC) and spon-              drew nearly 55,000 players to                  Winter weather won’t stop dedicated disc golfers.                                         Roos.
sorship chairman for the 2009            189 events across North Amer-                                                                                                                During the second set the Roos
PDGA Disc Golf World Cham-               ica and Europe.                                    Seasoned pros will tell you            World, located at 509 E. 18th St.              pounced back on the Bison winning,
pionships, has been playing disc             With the slogan “No wimps,                 equipment is cheap and the game               It’s free to play on the public             22-25. The sophomore sensation Kelsey
golf since 1979, when it was still       no whiners,” the events raised                 is both challenging and satisfy-           disc golf courses around town.                 Knoche came up big for the Roos with
called Frisbee golf.                     more than $216,000 and 27 tons                 ing.                                          A complete list of courses                  three kills.
    While he prefers playing in          of food for charities.                             Based upon all of these                and information about leagues
warm weather, he said playing                Each year, playing the sport               perks, rather than asking why              and tournaments are avail-                     “We’re already athletic, I think
                                                                                        you should put on a jacket or coat         able online at
when the air is crisp does have          becomes more convenient.
                                                                                        and march yourself out to play             Leagues are offered on every
                                                                                                                                                                                  what we have to do is get a little
its merits.                              Courses are popping up all
    “To be outside breathing             across Kansas City – and the                   disc golf, ask why not?                    day of the week.                               better and sharper technically.”
fresh air and getting exercise           world for that matter. For those                   For those who would like                  Once you finally make it out
                                                                                        to start playing disc golf, discs          to a course, keep an ear open.                 GENO FRUGOLI
whilst having fun is better than         who enjoy a little competition,                                                                                                          Head Coach
moping around inside,” Roth-             league play is offered weekly                  can be purchased for reasonable            Never know when you might
stein noted.                             and tournaments occur fre-                     prices in sporting goods depart-           hear “Fore!”
    Most importantly, it’s fun.          quently.                                       ments, online or at Disc Golf                                        “We all figure out at a point in time
                                                                                                                                                                                  that we can really play with this team,”
                                                                                                                                                                                  Knoche said. “I mean we knew it all

 Medical students bond through sand volleyball
                                                                                                                                                                                  along, but something finally clicked and
                                                                                                                                                                                  it really showed in the second game.”
                                                                                                                                                                                      Heading into the locker rooms the
                                                                                                                                                                                  Roos were pumped up and the adrenaline
                                                                                                                                                                                  was flowing.
                                                                                                                                                                                      They fought hard during the third set,
Kevin Bryce                                           loss elimination volleyball tournament and                                                                                  but lost after a nail biting ending, 25-21.
                                     Photo Editor     even a best dressed competition.                                                                                                Knoche was exceptional in the set
    This past Saturday 60 to 70 med students              “It’s just a good social event,” Lanka said.                                                                            with four kills, but also had some costly
gathered at a park in South Kansas City for               The team that won best dressed was in                                                                                   attack errors which played a huge part in
sand volleyball.                                      complete Oompa Loompa attire.                                                                                               the Bison taking the set.
    The day started out quite cold but by first           The winning team of the tournament was                                                                                      After a tie of 11-11, the Roos commit-
set at 11 a.m. the temperature was perfect for        called the Group Sets and some on the team                                                                                  ted eight attack errors, four by Knoche.
the outdoor games.                                    didn’t feel like they really had sufficient                                                                                 The Bison capitalized on these mistakes
    The event is put on by the Medical Stu-           competition.                                                                                                                and put the Roos in a must win situation
dent Advisory Council who work to help                    “I’ve won the last 5 years,” senior Dani                                                                                for the fourth set.
medical students enjoy their study experi-            Giesler said.                                                                                                                    “The whole team kind of looks up to
ence.                                                     “Yeah, we need an increase of compe-                                                                                    Kelsey a little bit,” Head Coach Geno Fru-
    One of the event organizers, Vishy Lan-           tition” added Group Sets teammate Mike                                                                                      goli said. “When she’s on the floor there’s
ka, said this event really helps to bring stu-        Spinner.                                                                                               Photo KEVIN BRYCE    a calming effect there, she likes to get the
dents together.                                           Despite Group Set’s dominance, every-                        Group Set won the tournament.                              ball in crunch time. I just feel like she’s
    “This is an annual event that we put on           one still managed to have a good time.                                                                                      that glue, you know every team needs the
for the students just as a form of comradery,             “I love playing,” Giesler said. “It’s fun.                      Even with Giesler graduating, Group Set                 glue that holds the team together, I think
just to get together,” Lanka said. “It gives a        It’s something I like, it’s tradition I guess.”                  hopes to continue winning. But even if they                she’s that person and she likes to be ag-
chance for the younger students to meet the               “A tradition of excellence, that’s our                       don’t, they’ll still come out with all the other           gressive, she’s fearless and I think you al-
older students.”                                      motto,” another member of Group Set, Alex                        medical students to play next year.                        ways need some one like that on the team.”
    The day included beer, free food, a two           Sneed, said.                                                                                          In set four, the Roos came out taking no
                                                                                                                                                                                  prisoners and tied the score early. UMKC
                                                                                                                                                                                  went on a 5-1 run and took the lead, 6-2.

    Sporting Events
                                                                                                                                                                                      The Roos were fired up and so was the
                                                                                                                                                                                  crowd, but the Bison kept their poise and
                                                                                                                                                                                  resilient attitude and managed to tie the
                                                                                                                                                                                  score back up. The Roos were not able to
    Volleyball                                                                             Women’s Soccer
                                                                                                                                                                                  recapture the lead and the Bison emerged
    Date       Event                            Place                        Time          10/8	       IUPUI	      	           	          DSSRF	        	           			7	p.m.         “We showed a lot of character,” Frugo-
    10/9	     Oral	Roberts	          	          Tulsa,	Okla.		             			7	p.m.       10/10	      Western	Illinois	       	          DSSRF	        	           			1	p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                  li said. “The intensity was good, but you
                                                                                                                                                                                  know North Dakota is in first place for a
    10/11	    Centenary	 	           	          Shreveport,	La.	           			3	p.m.
                                                                                           Men’s Golf                                                                             reason. We’re already athletic, What we
                                                                                                                                                                                  have to do is get a little better and sharper
                                                                                           10/11-12	   	D.A.	Weibring	Intercollegiate	    Normal,	Ill.	 	           			All	Day
    Men’s Soccer
                                                                                                                                                                                      The Lady Roos fell to 5-11 (1-6) on the
    10/10	    Denver	    	           	          Denver,	Colo.	             			8	p.m.       Women’s Golf                                                                           season.
    10/12	    Air	Force	 	           	          Colorado	Springs,	Colo.							3	p.m.	      10/5-6	     Johnie	Imes	Invitational	          Columbia,	Mo.	            			All	day	
October 5, 2009

                          My voice will be heard
Alexia Stout-Lang                           The First Amendment of the            little irked.                              The list identifies 25 people the      the public.
                          News Editor    Constitution clearly states, “Con-           But I was not the only one.         president wants to silence and why.           Perhaps President John Adams
    When we went to the polls last       gress shall make no law respecting           “This is a very troubling attempt      The Globe broke the story. While       was right when he said, “Remem-
year and cast our votes for the          an establishment of religion, or pro-    to stifle the free speech of Ameri-     I don’t look to them, by any means,       ber, democracy never lasts long. It
“best” candidate, some of us were        hibiting the free exercise thereof; or   cans who have the Constitutional        for my news, this issue should be         soon wastes, exhausts and murders
under the impression “adults” were       abridging the freedom of speech,         right to express their opinion and      investigated.                             itself. There was never a democracy
up for election.                                                                                                             The alleged targeted people in-        yet that did not commit suicide.”
                                         or of the press; or the right of the     concerns about health care,” said
    Apparently, that was not the                                                                                                                                        Or maybe, Benjamin Franklin
                                         people peaceably to assemble, and        Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the       clude Glenn Beck, Larry Sinclair,
case.                                                                                                                                                               had a point when he said, “De-
                                         to petition the Government for a re-     American Center for Law and Jus-        Joe Wilson, Sarah Palin, Sean
    With each passing day, I feel this                                                                                                                              mocracy is two wolves and a lamb
                                         dress of grievances.”                    tice.                                   Hannity, Orly Taitz, Pat Boone,
country becoming more like a dis-                                                                                                                                   voting on what to have for lunch.
                                            Furthermore, the Privacy Act              Then, we started hearing a ram-     Jon Voight, Rush Limbaugh,
organized daycare for preschool-                                                  pant use of the word “racist” every     Ann Coulter, Rupert Murdoch,              Liberty is a well-armed lamb con-
ers with the five-year-old who was                                                single time someone said anything       Jesse Jackson, Dick Cheney, Bill          testing the vote!”
held back from kindergarten lead-                                                 bad about Obama or his politics.        O’Reilly, Toby Keith, Rex Ram-                My grandfather used to tell my
ing the classroom.                                                                     Last I checked, it has been very   mell, Hank Williams, Jr., Steven          sisters and me when we were acting
    In this safe environment, we are                                              rare for any president in the his-      Anderson, Saul Anuzis, Bill Cun-          up, “Straighten up and act like you
not allowed to say anything that                                                  tory of the United States to get        ningham, Paul Krugman, John               are somebody.”
might hurt someone else’s feelings.                                               rave reviews from the country as        Rich, Wiley Drake, Alex Jones and
    Criticism is completely out-                                                                                                                                        Well, I want to send the same
                                                                                  a whole.                                                                          message to every man or woman
lawed – no matter what anyone
                                                                                       I’m sorry, people, but say-        “This is a very troubling                 currently in office: You can’t make
does, we wouldn’t want anyone to
shed a tear now.                                                                  ing something derogatory about          attempt to stifle the free                everyone happy.
    Unfortunately, this is not Ten-                                               Obama or his administration does        speech of Americans who                       But, if you are not doing any-
                                                                                  not automatically make you racist.
der Loving Care Daycare, Inc.
                                                                                       If it does, the whole country      have the constitutional right             thing wrong, you won’t have to
    Our jobs are not to waste our
days singing “I Love You” on
the playground with Barney and
                                         Stout’s Shouts                           must be racist against white peo-
                                                                                  ple because very few of us had
                                                                                                                          to express their opinion and
                                                                                                                          concerns about health care.”
                                                                                                                                                                    worry about being criticized.
                                                                                                                                                                        And even if you are prodded for
                                                                                  great things to say about President                                               your actions, it’s your job.
                                         of 1974, enacted after the resigna-      George W. Bush.                         JAY SEKULOW                                   We pay you a lot of money to
    According to President Abra-
                                                                                                                          Chief Counsel of the American Center      take those comments and make con-
ham Lincoln, the United States of        tion of President Richard Nixon due          This is nothing but a form of
                                                                                                                          for Law and Justice                       structive changes.
America is supposed to be a democ-       to the Watergate scandal, clearly        propaganda to convince us all to
racy formed by the people, for the       states it is illegal for any federal     keep our mouths shut.                                                                 If you, elected officials, don’t
people, of the people.                   agency to track or maintain records          More importantly, it has the me-                                              want to deal with that portion of
    This means that if we are not sat-   of individuals using their right to      dia terrified to report anything that   Michelle Malkin.                          your job, let’s cut back your hours,
isfied with something going on, we       free speech.                             sheds the First Family in an unfa-          I don’t necessarily agree with        give you a pay cut and distribute the
should be able to say something.             So, in August when I first heard     vorable light.                          what these people say, but it is their
    This means that the president is                                                                                      right to say it.                          extra money to the public who could
                                         about the White House issuing a              This past week was my breaking
equal to us.                                                                      point.                                      No matter if this list exists, I am   use the additional funds in this eco-
                                         statement calling for United States
    We put him in office and he                                                       News agencies across the            sick and tired of this administration     nomic slump.
                                         citizens to turn in one-another if
works for us.                                                                                                             thinking it is above critique.                    
                                         anyone said anything “fishy” re-         country are reporting on a list of
    Anyone who has an issue with a                                                                                            I am fed up with all elected of-
                                         garding the health care proposal of      25 names allegedly compiled by
law, statement or action by an elect-                                                                                     ficials who are under the impres-
ed official has the right to speak up.   the Obama administration, I was a        Obama.
                                                                                                                          sion they do not have to answer to

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Hiding behind diversity                                                                                                Word on Campus                    Interviewed by MELISSA ORIBHABOR

Nila Hall                               ent cultures which may not have our   race, you’re simply ignoring their
                  Contributing Writer   same ideals.                          identity.                                      What activities do you plan on
   Hardly a day goes by when we              From my understanding, this          And tolerance? Well, this word
don’t hear words like diversity,        wasn’t the goal of multi-                            seems to cause a lot         participating in during homecoming?
multiculturalism, colorblindness        culturalism.                                         of controversy.
and tolerance.                               I don’t believe we                                  Perhaps it is
   While you will most likely hear      should ignore or tolerate                            because      tolerance
these words when there are dis-         cultural practices that are                          means we have to
cussions of race taking place, they     harmful.                                             tolerate things we
seem to be only buzz words.                  I don’t think that is the                       don’t approve.
   When they are reduced to this, it    position of multicultural-                               I don’t think this
can take away any meaningful dis-       ism.                                                 is necessarily true.
cussion on issues such as race.              If anything, the goal of                            The very defini-
   There are meanings to these          it is to make us aware that                          tion of tolerance is
words.                                  we live in a society where                           to be at least mod-
                                        people come from diverse                             erately respectful of
 “By ignoring someone’s                 backgrounds.                                         those who are differ-
                                             I also don’t believe it                         ent from you.
 race, you’re simply                    is meant to erase the dominant cul-       The issue I have is when these
 ignoring their identity.”              ture.                                 words are thrown around so much
                                             For some people, however, this   — to the point it is difficult to have
                                                                                                                       “I’ll be cheering at the soccer      “None, I don’t even know what
                                        could mean their own culture is be-   discussions on race.
                                                                                                                       game because I love UMKC             they are, but I went to the
   The general definition of multi-     ing erased.                               Many people don’t want just
                                             Colorblindness is also another   buzz words.                              athletics. I think more people       Truman State homecoming in
culturalism, for instance, is the ac-
                                        one of those buzz words. There are        I firmly believe we can have         should support them.”                2007!”
ceptance of different cultures and
ethnicities.                            problems with this.                   wonderful discussions.
                                                                                                                       AMBER TINOCO                         BRIANA HOSKINS
   The main argument I hear                  Some would even argue that           But there is an appropriate way
                                                                                                                       Studio Art                           Biology Pre-Med
against multiculturalism is that, as    colorblindness is just another form   to do it.                                Sophomore                            Junior
a society, we are tolerating differ-    of racism, By ignoring someone’s              

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                                                                                                                                                                        “[We] love touring with Brand New,”
                                                                                                                         Aside from their television debut,         Freeman said. “Those guys are really
                                                                                                                     they have also toured and performed with       good friends and fun to hang out with.”
                                                                                                                     some of music’s greatest names in some             And after 300 days on the road touring
                                                                                                                     of music’s greatest arenas.                    last year, the guys of Manchester Orches-
                                                                                                                         “There have been a couple of really        tra have almost become family.
                                                                                                                     memorable [shows],” Freeman said. “One             Yet they still manage not to drive each
                                                                                                                     was when we did Wimbley Arena with             other crazy.
                                                                                                                     Kings of Leon in the U.K. and it was re-           “We realized early on that we need to
                                                                                                                     ally crazy. Just one of those things you       have our own space sometimes,” Freeman
                                                                                                                     can tell your kids you did.”                   said. “We’ve known each other for forev-
                                                                                                                         They also enjoyed playing the Fox          er. We’re kind of like brothers, so it isn’t
                                                                                                                     Theater in Atlanta. They grew up going to      really that big of a deal.”
                                                                                                                     see shows there, and it’s the kind of place        With so much time spent on the road,
                                                                                                                     you never really think you will be able to     they are forced to find ways to keep them-
                                                                                                                     play, Freeman said.                            selves occupied.
                                                                                                                         Another show they enjoyed was at the           Sometimes it’s watching “crappy TV
                                                                                                                     Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, which they       shows,” and sometimes it’s just enjoying
                                                                                                                     sold out.                                      their surroundings.
                                                                                                                         “We didn’t think we would sell that            “You get to see a lot of places,” Free-
                                                                                                                     many tickets,” Freeman said. “So that was      man said, “so you have to try and just stay
                                                                                                                     really fun.”                                   positive.”
                                                                                                                         They have also enjoyed sharing the             As for the future, Manchester Orches-
                                                                                                                     stage and spending time with the bands         tra will continue touring.
                                                                                                                     they’ve toured with.                               After their current tour, they will hit
                                                                                                                         “It’s all kind of like having a room-      the road with Brand New, and then go
                                                                                                                     mate,” Freeman said about being on tour        back to the U.K.
                                                                                                                     with other bands. “It’s all fun in different       “We’re probably going to do another
                                                                  Monday’s Puzzle Solved                             ways.”                                         tour in the beginning of next year, I’m not
                                                                                                                         Freeman said they have gotten along        sure when,” Freeman said. “And then I
                                                                                                                     with all the bands they have toured with,      don’t know. Hopefully we’ll get back in the
                                                                                                                     including Brand New, who they will per-        studio. I’d like to get back in the studio.”
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