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                                               UMKC’s independent stUdent newspaper
                                               Vol. 79, issue 9            Oct. 17, 2011

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                A&E
           Male students
           show off talents
           to find out who
the Big Man on Campus
really is.




10
          FEATURE
             Epperson House sits
           majestically but vacant,
in need of millions in repairs.
                   Photo by Nathan Zoschke




9
     SPORTS
      Students mourn the loss
    of former softball player
Rashonda Stanley.
            Photo courtesy of UMKC Athletics                                               PhotobyMarkLinville
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Kin Lin to expand into
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Things not
former Muddy’s spot                                                                                                                                                                                            to post on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Profanity, complaining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           about a previous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   employer and mentions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of drug use and other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        illegal activities are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    automatic red flags for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    employers who screen                                               I really hate my boss. He pisses me off! I need a drink!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           applicants’ social
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      networking websites.
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Kin Lin, pictured left, will expand into the space once occupied
by Muddy’s. It will also roll out new menu items and entertainment
concepts to increase its appeal.
                                                Photo by Johanna Poppel
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Nathan Zoschke
Johanna Poppel                                   Photo Editor              With buzzers in hand, student teams at the history club’s History Bowl competition tested their knowledge of topics like            Production Manager/Copy Editor




                                                                                                                                                                                                               A
                                                                           female suffrage, the Fire of London and the Kansas-Nebraska Act.                                                                                                              private, from wall posts and status updates to   violation of privacy.                               Many employers are impressed by
   One of the several vacant storefronts at 51st and Oak streets                                                                                                              Photo courtesy of History Club          mong students, the reality that    fan pages, activities and photos.                   Status updates and posts about drinking       candidates who have upbeat attitudes and are

                                                                                                                                                             History
has finally found a new tenant.                                                                                                                                                                                       social media has obscured the         However, the Federal Trade Commission         are potential red flags to employers. One        active in their communities.
   Kin Lin Chinese restaurant will be expanding its operations
into the vacant space next door. The space was formerly                   campusorganizationprofile                                                                                                                   boundaries between public and      recently decided that the use of social          company, Social Intelligence Corp., claims to       Likewise, carefully selecting one’s fan




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      private may be sinking in.         intelligence, collection of data from social     turn up everything a potential employee has      pages and activities can make a potential
Muddy’s Coffeehouse, which closed in May 2011.

                                                                                                                                                             club hosts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Many users share things they consider   networking websites by employers, is not a       said or done online in the past seven years.     employee look like a good fit for the job or a
   A contract was signed on Oct. 11 with UMKC, which owns                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    There are a number of things employers,       potential train wreck.
the building. The contract is currently awaiting city approval.
   The popularity of the restaurant among students was a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 *                                           *            who are required to perform fair and                Although many limit their Facebook


                                                                                                                                                             competitionat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          consistent hiring practices, may search for on   privacy settings, their posts inevitably end


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driving factor behind the decision to expand, according to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Illegal                            x                                            x

                                                                          for history
employee David Basties, who has worked at Kin Lin for four                                                                                                                                                                                                    Venting &                                   an applicant’s social networking account.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A study by Reppler, a social media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           up on friends’ walls, which may be visible to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           those with otherwise restricted access.
years.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Substances                                  Bad Grammar                                 monitoring service, found that 91 percent           There are many obvious things to avoid,
   Jeff and Joanna Ruan, who have owned Kin Lin for the
past 20 years, made the decision to rent the space next door
and expand.
                                                                                                                                                             Royall Hall                                        A study by the Archives of Pediatrics         SomeusetheirFacebookaccounts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of job recruiters screen applicants through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          social networking websites.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The content of one’s Facebook or Twitter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           but the following are the top reasons Reppler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           found applicants were not considered due to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           things they posted online:
   “Many businesses wanted the space but UMKC chose Kin                                                                                                                                                         andAdolescentMedicine,releasedOct.          to vent, and some may regret it.              page could make or break one’s job prospects.
Lin to occupy the open space,” Basties said.
   Basties attributed Kin Lin’s popularity to its proximity to            Lindsay Adams                                   News Editor          The film will be chosen based on students’ votes through         3,hasgeneratedmediabuzzrecently.            Excessivenegativity,mispellingsand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             *                                                 *
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              *                                                 *
                                                                                                                                            a Facebook poll. Later in November the club will host a             The study divided 300 randomly              poorgrammardon’tgiveagoodfirst
UMKC and affordability.
   “They [Kin Lin] try to put the entrée price low because they
                                                                          Cyrus Moffet                                     Staff Writer
                                                                                                                                            luncheon with discussions to help undergraduate students            selectedundergraduatestudentsinto           Facebook impression.                               Bigotry                             x          Profanity                              x
always keep the students in mind,” Basties said.                             The history club had its annual History Bowl this              look for the right graduate school, as well as help guide           subgroups based on references to              Of the job candidates rejected
   The new space will contain expanded seating and a party                                                                                  them through the admissions process. The history club                                                           because of their Facebook content,
                                                                          Wednesday. It was hosted by Austin Williams, a
                                                                                                                                            will also have a Senior Send-Off on Dec. 8 in the Student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                alcoholontheirFacebookprofiles,and                                                              Reppler found that of the job                    Of the job candidates rejected
room customers can rent.                                                  charismatic history buff and secretary of the club, who                                                                               administeredtheAlcoholUseDisorders          11percentwererejectedduetopoor
   One effort of the renovation is to make Kin Lin a night                                                                                  Union. This event displays the senior research projects                                                                                                          candidates rejected because of                   because of their Facebook content,
                                                                          kept the audience entertained by making history-wise
                                                                                                                                            obligatory for history majors.                                      Identification Test to each subgroup        communicationskillsdemonstrated
destination.                                                              jokes like calling the Huguenots “a good doo-wop group.”                                                                                                                                                                           their Facebook content, 10 percent               11 percent were rejected due to
                                                                                                                                               “Looking forward to the spring semester, we are                  to measure its expected likelihood of       and 11 percent were rejected due
   The menu will be expanded with a bubble tea selection, and                Emeritus History professor Dr. Jim Falls said, “It was                                                                                                                                                                          wererejectedduetodiscriminatory                  inappropriate photos or content,
beer and other alcoholic beverages have also been discussed by                                                                              developing our first annual career workshop which will              overcoming alcohol.                         tonegativecommentsaboutaprior
                                                                          too bad more students did not participate but at least those                                                                                                                                                                       comments.                                        according to Reppler.
the owners as possibilities, Basties said.                                who did had a great time. And the faculty enjoyed knowing         introduce students to community professionals and give              Profiles were divided into groups           employer, according to Reppler.
                                                                                                                                            an overview of available career opportunities in the public                                                                                                         Profiles that contain racist, sexist,            AnotherstudybyRepplerfoundthat
   A Friday night karaoke will also help make Kin Lin a                   that their students have been learning something.”                                                                                    by whether or not they had alcohol                                           *               homophobicorotherdiscriminatory                  47 percent of the 30,000 Facebook
destination for students.                                                    Despite the turnout, Williams said, “I’m very happy            history field,” history club president Elizabeth Bartels said.
                                                                                                                                            “Additionally, we promote volunteer opportunities and               references, and if they did, whether                                                         content are another automatic red                wallsstudiedcontainsomereference


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   “We don’t want people to have to rush when they are here”              with the way that the History Bowl went. We had some                                                                                  the statuses described the over-
Basties said.                                                             great participants and many more students showed up               events within the Kansas City history community.”
                                                                                                                                               The history club is working to expand its outreach to the        consumption of alcohol.                       Politics                            x          flag.                                            to profanity.
   He also said he expects the new, expanded Kin Lin to be                after the official event ended. We continued to play many                                                                                                                                                                             When dealing with a diverse                      Strikingly,nearly40percentofthe
even better received.                                                     more rounds with everyone participating.”                         community around UMKC.                                              The study found a strong correlation,                                                        workforce and clientele, having an               profane references were posted by
   In local magazine The Pitch, Kansas Citians voted Kin                     The questions during the official event included the              “We are beginning to work with local historical                  and seems to support the validity              Politicalcontentandcontroversial
                                                                                                                                            societies, such as the Union Cemetery Historical Society                                                                                                         employee who exhibits prejudice                  friends of the profiles in the Reppler
Lin landed among the 3 in the category of Best Chinese                    Great Fire of London, the right to vote for women, and                                                                                of employers who filter through             issues can quickly alienate a                    toward other groups is a major                   study.
Restaurants in the annual Best of KC 2011.                                the Kansas-Nebraska Act. The competition itself had two           and the Raytown Historical Society to offer our services
                                                                                                                                            as volunteers and to help promote upcoming events,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                applicants’socialnetworkingaccounts         prospective employer, especially if              liability.                                          Unfortunately, this means guilty
   “This is out of more than 600 restaurants over all of Kansas           teams of four people each, named Team Danger (One) and                                                                                as part of their background check.
City, Mo. area, this was chosen by the people.” Basties said.                                                                               Williams said.                                                                                                  their ideologies differ.                            But many companies aren’t just                by virtue of association to some
                                                                          Team Two. Team Two won by a comfortable margin, and                                                                                   Alcohol abuse and the use of illegal
   He is confident the expansion will be a success due to the             won gift certificates and the bragging rights. There were            The history club is open to all UMKC students. “The                                                             And even if the political ideals              trying to avoid lawsuits, they’re also           employers.
community’s support of the restaurant already.                            some professors from the History department present, like         history club is always looking for new members and we               drugs are automatic red flags for           of a job candidate and his or her                lookingforemployerswhocanrelate                     Foremployers,thiscrudelanguage
   The goal is to have the space renovated and opened within                                                                                encourage students from all disciplines to join,” Bartels           employers,indicatingtothemthatthat          prospective boss align perfectly,                                                                 online can translate to vulgarity in
                                                                          Dr. Carla Klausner and Dr. David Freeman, among others.
                                                                                                                                            said. And as Williams put it while he was hosting the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to a diverse workforce and clientele
90 days after the city approves the renovation.                              “[The History Bowl] was a great start to this year’s                                                                               an employee may be unreliable.              strong opinions often lead to                    base.                                            the workplace, which can create an
    “They have always wanted to expand to give better service,”           events,” Williams said. “The history club has been working        event, “We all love our history.”                                   Even worse, such activity can be used
                                                                                                                                               For more information, contact Elizabeth Bartels at                                                           controversy,whichmostemployers                      Therehavebeenmultipleinstances                unprofessional environment.
Basties said. “Kin Lin tries to get what is best for UMKC,                really hard this year to offer some unique events and                                                                                 as evidence in court, if charges are        prefer to avoid. Mild opinions often
what is best for Brookside, and what is best for the students.            opportunities to UMKC students.”                                  emehwb@umkc.edu. You can also see more about the history                                                                                                         in the media of employees losing                    Sexuallyexplicitmaterialcanhave
                                                                                                                                            club on its Facebook page: UMKC History Club.                       ever filed in a drug case.                  make more peaceful workplace                     theirjobsforracistandotherbigoted                similar implications.
We want to make this feel like a neighborhood restaurant.”                   The history club has many other events planned for
                                             jpoppel@unews.com            the semester. It is having a war film showing in honor of                                                   ladams@unews.com                                                      environments.                                    comments that appeared on their
                                                                          Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 15.                                                                            cmoffet@unews.com                                                                                                     profiles.
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PoliceBlotter                                    brieflymentionedPharmacyprogramopenstoMSUstudents campusfastfactSchoolofDentistry,theonlyaccreditedoneinMissouri
                                                 Louis Trigg                                  Asst. News Editor      Learning Commission.
                                                                                                                        The program’s expansion was formed in response to the demand
                                                                                                                                                                                          Louis Trigg              Asst. News Editor        Today, it consists of more than eight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         programs fully accredited by the American
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Due to the apparent success of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         school’s training program, it has expanded
Lindsay Adams                     News Editor
                                                    The School of Pharmacy welcomed a new site in Springfield,       for trained pharmacy professionals in the state, particularly in        The School of Dentistry is the only         Dental Association’s Commission on              into a world-class institution for students
                                                 Mo., joining with Missouri State University (MSU) to expand         rural areas such as those near Springfield.                          accredited dental school by the American       Dental Accreditation, including: Doctor         and faculty looking to build careers in the
Oct. 7                                           its program.                                                           According to the American Association of Colleges of              Dental Association (ADA) in the state          of Dental Surgery, Dental Hygiene and           field.
11:51 a.m.           Property Damage                Last Friday, Governor Jay Nixon was joined by administrative     Pharmacy, the demand for pharmacy specialists has increased          of Missouri. According to the school’s         Pediatric Dentistry.                               During the previous couple of decades,
The Faculty member parked his vehicle            leaders from both schools to announce the completion of an          with the growth of the healthcare industry. It expects a shortfall   website, two thirds of dental practitioners       The faculty is comprised of scholars,        the amount of available scholarships
in the Performing Arts Center parking            agreement that would allow students from MSU to enroll in           of nearly 157,000 pharmacists by 2020.                               currently operating in Missouri received       technicians and practitioners who have          nearly tripled, burgeoning from $35,000
lot and returned to find it damaged.             UMKC’s Doctor of Pharmacy degree program.                              Faculty and student researchers at the School of Pharmacy         their D.D.S. from the school.                  contributed to the advancement of those         to $300,000 in awards. Furthermore,



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             financial
                                                    The announcement was part of a special ceremony at the MSU       are experiencing even more exciting activity this semester in the       It was established in 1881 as the Kansas    areas and the overall dental community.         endowments exceed $4 million.
Oct. 9                                           Brick City Gallery where representatives from both universities     lab of Dr. Simon Friedman, associate professor in the division of    City Dental College, a department of           Alumni have also left indelible marks on           The school is located at the Hospital
                                                 signed a Memorandum of Understanding to make the program            pharmaceutical sciences.                                             the Kansas City Medical College. Later,        the community at prominent institutions         Hill campus, and is affiliated with the



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               corner
12:46 a.m.          Disturbance                  available to students at the MSU campus.                               Friedman recently received a grant by the National Science        the school merged with the Western             throughout the country.                         Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and
Officers responded to a noise complaint             UM System Interim President Stephen J. Owens and UMKC            Foundation (NSF) to research the refinement of a technique for       Dental College to become the Kansas               Earlier this month, the ADA awarded          Nursing, Children’s Mercy Hospital and
at the 5200 block of Rockhill Road.              Chancellor Leo Morton attended the ceremony, alongside MSU          controlling gene expression with light.                              City-Western Dental College. In 1941,          alumnus Dr. L. Jackson Brown (DDS               Truman Medical Center (West).
10:35 p.m.          Disturbance                  Interim President Clif Smart.                                          The technique, known as Light Activated RNA Interference          it joined the University of Kansas City,       ’69) with the 2011 Distinguished Service                                  ltrigg@unews.com
Officers responded to a noise complaint             MSU students could begin enrollment as early as the fall         (LARI), is expected to address a range of subjects in biological     eventually becoming the UMKC School            Award, considered the highest honor
at the 5400 block of Harrison Street.            semester of 2014, pending approval of the MSU campus by             systems once it is fully refined.                                    of Dentistry.                                  granted by the ADA’s Board of Trustees.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Two ways to
                                                 the accrediting body for pharmacy education and the Higher                                                          ltrigg@unews.com
Oct. 12
12:54 p.m.           Larceny

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         mendbadcredit
                                                 Kansas City is ‘Occupied’
The student left his passport unattended at
Haag Hall and returned to find it missing.
1:30 p.m.            Property Damage
The student parked her vehicle at
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                                                 ProtestersgatheratPennValleyPark
the Rockhill Parking Garage and
returned to find it damaged.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Every year, make sure to get a copy of your
6:05 p.m.            Violation of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        credit reports from all three national credit
University Rules and Regulations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         bureaus – Experian, Equifax and TransUnion.
A party was contacted for using a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A thorough analysis for the accuracy of all
fake parking permit in the Oak Street            Caleb-Michael Files           Staff Writer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         information contained within the reports
Residence Hall parking lot.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              is extremely important, as even a single
                                                    A group of demonstrators, calling
                                                 themselves OccupyKC, set up in front                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    error might make or break your score. Any
Oct. 13                                          of the IOU/USA Art Installation on the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  errors found in the information should be
1:04 a.m.           Suspicious Odor              lawn of Penn Valley Park at 1 Memorial                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  immediately disputed by promptly reporting
Officers responded to a report of the            Drive. The group, which had as many as                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the inaccuracy to the national bureaus.
smell of marijuana in Johnson Hall.              600 people, began protesting on Sept. 30.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Making sure that you follow through with
                                                    According to the group’s website,
1:00 p.m.           Disturbance                  occupykc.com, and its Facebook page:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    these disputes will significantly improve your
Officers responded to a dispute over a parking         “Occupy Kansas City stands in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     credit score.
space at Grant Hall metered parking.             Solidarity with those occupying in NYC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pay back debt on time
10:05 p.m.          Disturbance                  at Liberty Park. The diversity of those
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pay back your debt … on time. Of your credit
Officers responded to a noise complaint          occupying is the strength. We are all the
in Oak Place Apartments.                         99%. We are proud to come together to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   score, 30 percent is comprised of a “utilization
                              ladams@unews.com   voice our dissatisfaction and demand                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ratio”: how much of your available line of credit
                                                 accountability, no matter the difference                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                has been accessed at any given point. The
                                                 of our political backgrounds, heritage,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 higher the ratio, the lower your credit scores.
                                                 and personal choices. As individuals we Occupy Kansas City protesters in Penn Valley Park take cues from the Occupy Wall Street          Volunteers search for remains amid piles of rubble from the Joplin tornadoes. UMKC’s AUP+D is one of many groups collaborating to
                                                                                                                                                                                          rebuild the devastated town.                                                                                                                   Thus paying back credit card debts quickly
                                                 come together, for our strength is in our movement that sprang up last month in New York.                                                                                                                                                                                               is key in improving your credit. This can be
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                                                 numbers.”                                                                                                  Photo courtesy of Occupy KC
                                                    The main grievances of the protesters                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                done by coming up with a realistic payback

                                                                                                                                                                                          brieflymentionedAUP+DhelpsJoplinrebuildingefforts
                                                 involve economic inequality that has been criticized tax benefits for the wealthy and of the UMKC Labor Studies department,                                                                                                                                                             schedule. Keep track of the amount of credit
                                                 aggravated by the recession.                  affluent interests. Others have echoed Judith Ancel.                                                                                                                                                                                      you use and what kind of items you purchase.
                                                    Much like other Occupy groups, at the the anti-foreign intervention position of           “That 1% has skimmed off the chances                                                                                                                                                       This is extremely important, as some items
                                                 first general assembly, the demonstrators Republican presidential candidate Ron of many students to graduate without a                   Louis Trigg                                     Asst. News Editor         After the workshop, the students returned to Kansas City             have certain “terms and conditions” to ensure
                                                 stated that they have banded together Paul.                                                heavy debt burden and to get jobs that                                                                               to complete their final proposal for a dynamic and innovative           harsh punishment is enacted on those that
                                                 because the lowest 99 percent of people          The occupiers in Kansas City insist on pay enough to make the loan payments,”              Students in the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning          restoration. Guided by feedback from the Joplin community,
                                                 are weary of having the topmost 1 percent what they call “horizontal democracy,” Ancel said. “In my view our students – our                                                                                                                                                             default. Thus, knowing what to pay back first
                                                                                                                                                                                          and Design (AUP+D) are planning to assist the redevelopment            Meta is working to assemble three redevelopment scenarios.
                                                 make their decisions. The group does not with full rights for anyone who wants to next generation has been sold out by the                                                                                                                                                              and exactly how much to pay back is vital in
                                                                                                                                                                                          of Joplin, Mo. and encourage public service, after an F-5 tornado         Their work will be analyzed by the Citizens Advisory Recovery
                                                 align with any specific political ideology be heard at daily meetings, commonly 1%, and the inspiration for a fight back                 devastated the area in May.                                            Team, which may showcase the students’ proposal to the Joplin           maintaining a good credit score.
                                                 or party.                                     referred to as general assemblies.           will come from our youth.”                       On May 22, Joplin suffered a deadly tornado that killed 162         City Council.
                                                    Some see the Occupation as a left-            Attendance at Occupy events around          Kansas City AFL-CIO president Duke          people and created more than $3 billion of damage.                        AUP+D Adjunct Professor Gunnar Hand, who views the                   Was this article helpful? Interested in SIFE?
                                                 wing version of the conservative tea party, the nation has varied widely, from more Dajakovich endorsed Occupy KC in a                      “One year from today, Joplin will look different, and more          repair process as a catalyst for change in Joplin, is leading the way   ConnectwithusonFacebook:www.facebook.com/
                                                 a characterization both sides explicitly than 3,000 people gathering together for statement this past week.                              different still in two years, and three and five. And as the years     with calls for feedback from all residents around the destruction       sife.umkc.
                                                 reject. Others contest that the protests an event in New York, to the 600 people             “As teachers and construction workers,      pass, the moral of our story will be the same: Love thy neighbor,”     zone.
                                                 reflect a familiar populist distrust of who marched in Occupy KC’s rally on cashiers and bus drivers join students                       Governor Jay Nixon said at a memorial service for the victims.            “We are driven by the opportunity to rethink, redesign and
                                                 established institutions, from corporations Oct. 9.                                        and seniors, the jobless and those that          Last week, student members of AUP+D’s senior planning               rebuild the natural and manmade environments that will lead             The SIFE Financial Corner is created by
                                                 to Congress.                                     The rally in Kansas City started at the are working two jobs just to get by,”           studio, Meta, participated in a two-day public workshop intended       the way toward an increasingly sustainable future,” he said.“Right      members of UMKC Students in Free Enterprise.
                                                    Still, others are more critical, comparing occupation site, where there was a festival Dajakovich said. “We call upon politicians     to illustrate a new vision for Joplin and create solutions for the     now can be a pivotal moment for Joplin, so we encourage the             For more information, find us on Facebook and
                                                 the protesters to an unfocused mob of with people playing drums and live music to hear their voices.”                                    city’s architectural problems.The workshop was organized as            public to come and share their thoughts and ideas for a resilient       Twitter, or attend our weekly 7 p.m. Tuesday
                                                 college-age hippies.                          as well as speakers.                                                   cfiles@unews.com    a direct opportunity to involve the public in the planning and         Joplin.”                                                                meetings in the Brookside Room of the
                                                    Protesters in Kansas City have                One of those speakers was the Director                                                  redesign process of the tragedy-stricken area.                                                                            ltrigg@unews.com     Administrative Center.
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Republican candidates                                                         Latin                                                                                                                       Jylian Jaloma
supportabolitionofU.S.
                                                                             event
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Johanna Poppel                  Photo Editor         allowed seven runners. Thus, some schools           the upcoming competitions, where she wants
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Louis Trigg                Asst. News Editor         featured additional runners, who ran in the         the team to finish 1st.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             competition detached.                                  “We want to perform best at conference. As
DepartmentofEducation                                                                                                                                                                                      Finishing with a time of 18:26.35, senior            In the individual portion of the competition,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Jaloma finished 40th out of more than 180
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a team, I hope we get first or second,” Jaloma
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 said.



                                                                            means
                                                                                                                                                                                                        runner Jylian Jaloma led the cross country team
                                                                                                                                                                                                        to an 8th place finish at the Cowboy Jamboree,       runners.                                               “There are eight or nine teams. Last year we
                                                                                                                                                                                                        hosted by Oklahoma State University. Overall,           The musical therapy major already holds two      got 4th and I think we have definitely improved
                                                                                                                                                                                                        20 teams competed in the women’s 6k race,            of the top 10 performances in a women’s 6k          from last year. Individually I want to get top 7.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                        which consisted of 137 total runners. Jaloma         race in school history.                                The blue and gold finished 24th at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        finished 38th in the team portion of the                Yet, she came into the season with the           NCAA Pre-Nationals on Sunday.




                                                                            serious
                                                                                                                                                                                                        competition.                                         team focused toward expanding previous                  The team is particularly training for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           As a team-oriented player, she attributed a       accomplishments by training harder than past        Summit League Championships next week.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        sense of selflessness throughout the squad as        seasons.                                               Jaloma has been ready for this week all
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the reason for its overall performance.                 “Our training is a lot different this season,”   season. Since the beginning, she has maintained
                                                                                                                                                                                                           “We helped each other a lot, we pushed each       she said. “Our mileage is up. I’ve been happy       a strong work ethic and competitive attitude




                                                                                fun
                                                                                                                                                                                                        other and it really benefited us,” Jaloma said. “I   on how I’ve progressed and how our team             to physically peak right before the conference
                                                                                                                                                                                                        was pretty proud of everybody because coach          progressed.”                                        tournament.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        was expecting us to get 7th to 10th place.”             Thus far, she has been pleased with her             “The preparation starts at the beginning
                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Atchison, Kan. native was pleased with        performance at meets, such as the Cowboy            of the season,” she said. “I make sure I sleep
                                                                                                                                                                                                        her individual performance as well, displaying       Jamboree this season. In the women’s two-mile       enough, eat healthy, I rest on days I need to rest
                                                                                                                                                                                                        an improvement from her last Oklahoma State          race at the Oral Roberts Invitational on Sept.      and take care of myself. You have to be smart
                                                                                                                          Bianca James and Warren Williams do the limbo at the APC-sponsored            visit.                                               17, she had a top 5 finish, placing 4th with a      the whole season to do well. You have to take
                                                                                                                          event “Latin American History Remembered.”                                       “The last time I ran the course it took me        time of 11:48.14. The women’s team placed 2nd       really good care of yourself.”                                  PhotocourtesyofUMKCAthletics
State legislatures could become more pivotal in education                                                                                                                      Photo by Mark Linville                                                        at that competition.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        longer to finish,” she said.                                                                                                            jpoppel@unews.com
policy if a Republican wins the 2012 Presidential election.                                                                                                                                                                                                     Regardless, Jaloma is particularly focused on
Several candidates vow to abolish the Department of
Education, which is controversial among Republicans.               APC celebrates Latin American history, dance and culture                                                                                However, each team was only officially                                                                                                 ltrigg@unews.com
                                Photo courtesy of Google Images
                                                                                                                                         Lindsay Adams                                News Editor                                                                                                volleyball
 Louis Trigg                             Asst. News Editor

    In an effort to steer away from allegations of
                                                                                                                                             The Activity and Program Council (APC) sponsored
                                                                                                                                          “Latin American History Remembered,” last Thursday,
                                                                                                                                          Oct. 13, in the Student Union. The event was used to
                                                                                                                                          instruct UMKC’s students on the geography, history,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Roos lose their footing
 progressive inclinations and re-establish the party’s                                                                                    cultures, and language of the 24 Latin American
 small-government ideology, GOP presidential                                                                                              countries.
 candidates are raising the volume on pledges to limit the                                                                                   APC Social Justice Coordinator Habib Hassan said,
 role of the federal government in educational policies if                                                                                “The goal of the ‘Latin American History Remembered’
 elected to the presidency.                                                                                                               was to afford UMKC students a chance to experience
    Recently, candidates have begun highlighting their                                                                                    Latin American culture and cultural history from a
 differences in backgrounds and ideas, but most of the                                                                                    different perspective. We hoped to provide students with
 nine hopefuls agree that education policies should be                                                                                    an opportunity to learn more about the Latin American
 designated at the state and local levels, eliminating a                                                                                  world in a setting that is both engaging and entertaining.”
 need for the Department of Education. The plan is to                                                                                        The event was a hit due to its many fun events and
 wipe out the department altogether.                                                                                                      other involved groups. There was a salsa dance lesson as
    Representatives Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann                                                                                         well as a dance competition for die-hard salsa dancers.
 deem the department unconstitutional. Former                                                                                                There also was a limbo competition. The Latin
 Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain thinks it’s too                                                                                        American Jeopardy got competitive and was finally won
 expensive.                                                                                                                               by a team including John Velasquez and Edwardo Leiva.
    “The education of our children is far too important                                                                                   A match of Latin Nations trivia was won by Johanna
 to entrust to some federal bureaucrat toiling in a                                                                                       Poppel. APC supplied giveaways and prizes for the
 distant federal building,” Governor Rick Perry wrote                                                                                     winners and participants.
 in an Austin Statesman op-ed last year. His stance has                                                                                      “The turnout for the event was excellent,” Hassan said.                                                                                              Luke Harman                   Sports Editor              from the Roos gave The Roos the lead. The Lady
 remained the same throughout the debate cycle this fall.                                                                                 “With the added presence of the Association of Latin                                                                                                                                                             Roos capitalized on four ORU errors. They also
    Front-runner Mitt Romney’s stance about the                                                                                           American Student (ALAS) and the men of Lambda                                                                                                              The Lady Roos (6-14, 0-10) dropped their              benefitted with two kills from Lucas and one each
 department is as enigmatic as his overall record of                                                                                      Theta Phi Fraternity the event was able to reach a                                                                                                      Summit League match on Friday night, 3-1, to             from McQuin and senior Kelsey Knoche, trying
 political issues. As Governor of Massachusetts, Romney                                                                                   respectable number of UMKC students.”                                                                                                                   Oral Roberts (16-4, 9-1).                                the match at 1-1, heading into intermission.
 held a moderate view. Even though he supported                                                                                              The event also showcased Latin American food and                                                                                                        Junior setter Ella Meier led the Roos with 34            Coming out of the break, both squads battled
 charter schools, he believed in central accountability                                                                                   music.                                                                                                                                                  assists, nine digs and four blocks, while Emily          back-and-forth early, splitting the first 20 points.
 and academic standards too. In the 2008 campaign, he                                                                                        “Hopefully this event conveyed to UMKC students                                                                                                      Lucas registered a team-high 13 kills and senior         ORU then opened up a 17-14 lead, before UMKC
 defended No Child Left Behind, the federal program                                                                                       that there is no such thing as too much multicultural                                                                                                   Nicole Kerkman finished with a game-high 28              fought back to tie the set at 20 on a kill by senior
 that governs academic standards through standardized                                                                                     knowledge and appreciation,” Hassan said. “We at                                                                                                        digs.                                                    Demetria Williams. The Golden Eagles scored
 tests. However, recently Romney has attempted to shy                                                                                     APC hope that can further encourage UMKC students                                                                                                          In the first set, the Golden Eagles came out          the final five points of the set for a 25-20 win.
 away from anything that resembles a national program.                                                                                    to learn as much as possible about two not too distant                                                                                                  strong with a 1-0 lead with a 25-14 first set victory.      In the fourth set, the Golden Eagles finished
                                                                                                                                          cultures and peoples through programs such as the ‘Latin                                                                                                   In the second set, the Lady Roos fell behind 8-4      the match with a 25-20 win.
                                        ltrigg@unews.com
                                                                  Jared Bell and Bianca James dance to the music at “Latin American       American History Remembered’ event. And, of course,                                                                                                     before a 5-0 run, including an ace and a kill from          The Lady Roos will be back in action again at 2
                                                                  History Remembered.”                                                    to have fun while they do it.”                                                                                                                          senior Christiana McQuin. This put The Roos              p.m. on Sunday when they take Southern Utah at
                                                                                                                   Photo by Mark Linville                                                                                                                                                         in front 9-8, 17 points in. The Golden Eagles            Swinney Recreation Center.
                                                                                                                                                                                  ladams@unews.com                                                                                                battled back to take a 13-11 lead, but four straight                                      lharman@unews.com
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                                                                                                                                                                                                       soccer
 soccer                                                                                                          UpcomingEvents                                                                        Roos survives week with mixed results
Undefeated Roos dominate Coyotes                                                                                 Volleyball
                                                                                                                 Oct. 19 vs. Nebraska-Omaha                        Swinney @ 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Louis Trigg                                    Regardless, the blue and gold left no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   chance for a comeback, raising the score
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 career game from sophomore goalkeeper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kevin Corby, who ended the game
advance to top of Summit League                                                                                  Oct. 22 vs. South Dakota State
                                                                                                                 Men’s Golf
                                                                                                                                                                   Swinney @ 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Assistant News Editor

                                                                                                                                                                                                          On Saturday, Oct. 15, the men’s soccer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to 3-1 in the 72nd minute on a cleverly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   taken free kick by freshman forward
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with a career-high 10 saves, keeping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the blue and gold within reach of a win
                                                                                                                                                                                                       team (5-6-1) (2-1-0 in summit League        Jordan Rideout who caught the Panthers’       throughout most of the 90 minutes.
                                                                                                                 Bill Ross Intercollegiate hosted by UMKC                                              play) bounced back from a 1-0 loss to       keeper out of position.                          Both teams remained scoreless until
                                                                                                                 Oct. 17-18                                        Overland Park, Kan.                 Bradley with a 3-1 drubbing of Summit          In the previous game, the team             the 83rd minute, when Bradley standout
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   suffered a 1-0 defeat in a non-conference     Bryan Gaul finally converted an attempt
                                                                                                                 Women’s Golf                                                                          League rival Eastern Illinois.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          The crush was the Roos’ first victory    game against the Bradley University           off a penalty kick, after taking five shots
                                                                                                                 Oct. 17 vs. Missouri State University Springfield, Mo.                                since Indiana University Purdue             Braves on Monday, Oct. 10.                    beforehand. The Roos failed to achieve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Roos displayed a skilled               another scoring opportunity.
                                                                                                                 Men’s Tennis                                       ITA Regionals                      University Indianapolis snapped a five-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       game winning streak on Oct. 8.              performance against the 27th-ranked              The team is now in a three-way-
                                                                                                                 Oct. 21-23                                         Tulsa, Okla.                          Junior midfielder Mo Ramahi              Braves, who received votes in last week’s     tie for the lead in the Summit League
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   top 25 NSCAA rankings.                        Conference standings alongside IPFW
                                                                                                                 Women’s Tennis                                                                        initiated the triumph in the 29th minute
                                                                                                                                                                                                       with a score to give the Roos a 1-0            Freshman midfielder Julian Musa            and Western Ilinois who also have
                                                                                                                 KU Invitational                                                                                                                   provided one of UMKC’s best scoring           a 2-1 record. The Roos will now hit
                                                                                                                                                                                                       lead. Freshman defender Konner Knoll
                                                                                                                 Oct. 21-23                                         Lawrence, Kan.                     followed, with an assist from forward       opportunities in the first half, but his      the road for games against Missouri
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   header hit the Braves’ post and fell          State in Springfield, Mo. (Oct. 18) and
                                                                                                                 X-Country                                                                             David Sarabia, in the 62nd minute.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Down 2-0, the Panthers responded         agonizingly wide.                             Conference opponent Oral Roberts in
                                                                                                                 Oct. 16 NCAA pre-nationals                         Terre Haute, Ind. Oct. 16          with a header by midfielder Chris              At the opposite end, the Braves had        Tulsa, Okla. (Oct. 22).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a staggering nine scoring chances in the
                                                                                                                 Men’s Soccer                                                                          Boswell a few minutes later to put the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       team on the scoreboard.                     first half, but were ultimately slowed by a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ltrigg@unews.com       Goalkeeper Kevin Corby and captain Chris Markey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 celebrate another victory.
                                                                                                                 Oct. 18 vs. Missouri State              Springfield, Mo. @ 7 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                          Photo courtesy of UMKC Athletics
                                                                                                                 Oct. 22 Oral Roberts                             Tulsa, Okla.
                                                                                                                 Women’s Soccer
Lady Roos celebrate and show team spirit during a game that added to their winning streak.
                                                                                                                 Oct. 21 vs. North Dakota State
                                                                                                                 Oct. 23 vs. South Dakota state
                                                                                                                                                                Durwood Stadium @ 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                Durwood Stadium @ 1 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Remembering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a Roo:
                                                                            Photo courtesy of UMKC Athletics

Luke Harman                     Sports Editor     from freshman Cecilee Burdge and senior            multiple scoring opportunities early on.They   held on to their 2-1 lead which sees them tied
                                                  Laura Creeson. The victory was the first time      hit the net again in the 21st minute of the    at the top of the Summit League Conference
Darryl Washington                 Staff Writer
                                                  in the program’s history that the Roos have        contest. The goal came after freshman Sarah    table at the halfway-point of the Conference
   The women’s soccer team extended their         won against the Coyotes.                           Todd angled a free-kick into the box which     season.
unbeaten conference record this season to            The Roos jumped to an early lead as in-         found teammate Bare who cleverly assisted         The Roos will now prepare for a showdown
five games after a 2-1 victory over South         form forward Taylor Bare assisted Burdge           Creason; Creason finished from 12 yards        with co-league-leaders North Dakota State
Dakota on Saturday night (Oct. 15) at             who smashed home the game’s opening goal           out to put the Roos 2-0 up at half-time. In    at 7 p.m. on Friday Oct. 21 at Durwood
Durwood Soccer Stadium. The Roos (7-              in the 7th minute. The breakaway strike was        the second half, the Coyotes tightened up      Soccer Stadium.
5-3) (5-0 in Summit League play) downed           Burdge’s second of the season after her game-      defensively and got back in the game with a                              lharman@unews.com
the South Dakota Coyotes (1-9-3) (1-2-1 in        winner versus IUPUI in the opening game of         goal from sophomore forward Jenny Teslow
                                                  Conference play. The Roos continued to put         in the 82nd minute. But the Roos held strong                         dwashington@unews.com
Summit League play) with 2 first-half goals
                                                  pressure on the Coyote defense and produced        in short the time remaining in the same and



player of the week


Luke Harman
           Zaina Mayer                           Sports Editor     points (11), shots (18) and shots-on-goal (10), recording one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              RashondaStanley
                                                                   assist against Murray State (Sept. 13) as well as scoring back-                                                                                                                                     Rashonda Stanley was an outfielder and pinch runner for the Roos’ softball team.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo courtesy of UMKC Athletics
   Women’s soccer star Zaina Mayer helped her team                 to-back goals in the Panther Invitational (vs Northern Iowa
continue their five-game win streak after her performances         Sept. 4 and Southeast Missouri State Sept. 6).
in last week’s road victories over IPFW (Oct. 7) and Oakland,         Aside from her outstanding performances at the Durwood                                                                                                                                           Luke Harman                                       Sports Editor      a divine ability to conjure a laugh or smile from a teammate,
(Oct. 9) . The junior midfielder was named to the weekly           Soccer Stadium, Mayer also excels academically, majoring                                                                                                                                                                                                                 coach or supporter. In her academics, Shonda consistently
CS360 (Collegesoccer360.com) Primetime Performer Honor             in dentistry. Last season, she was named a Distinguished                                                                                                                                               Last week, the softball program lost one of its former            showed great passion toward her in-class endeavors.
Roll after her game-winning penalty kick was enough to give        Scholar and to The Summit League Fall Academic All-                                                                                                                                                 members.                                                                Her educational success and her expression of love and
the Roos a 2-1 victory at Fort Wayne, Ind. (IPFW). Mayer           League squad. In her freshmen year, Mayer was named to                                                                                                                                                 Recent graduate student Rashonda Stanley passed away              compassion towards her teammates, will live on in the
followed up just two days later with an assist on the game-        The Summit League Fall Academic All-League team and                                                                                                                                                 on Oct 2. Shonda, as she was affectionately known by her             memories of UMKC as a whole, as well as in the campus and
winning goal in a 2-0 route of the Oakland Golden Grizzlies.       was the recipient of UMKC’s Sam Davidson Award, which is                                                                                                                                            family, friends, coaches and teammates, brought a great level        student-athlete communities.
   In 14 games this season, nine of which were starts, the         presented annually to a student-athlete who best exemplifies                                                                                                                                        of dedication and intensity to both the classroom and the               Rashonda Stanley’s memorial service was held in her
Lincoln, Neb. native is 2nd on the team in goals scored (3)        the ideals of scholarship, sportsmanship and goodwill.                                                                                                                                              softball field during her time at UMKC.                              hometown of Jefferson City on Monday, Oct. 10 where
and 3rd points (7).                                                   Mayer holds five records at Lincoln North Star High                                                                                                                                                 The Jefferson City, Mo., native played a number of roles          friends, family and everybody Shonda touched celebrated the
   Last season, in her sophomore year, Mayer started in all        School, including single game goals (5), single season goals                                                                                                                                        for the Kangaroo softball team, splitting time as a skilled          life of their smiling star.
18 games, recording two assists: at Youngstown State (Sept.        (11), career goals (20), single season points (28) and career                                                                                                                                       outfielder and a crucial pinch runner. Perhaps the most                 In respect of Shonda’s life, U-News would also like to take
5) and at Indiana Universiry Purdue University Indianapolis,       points (54). The women’s soccer program will be hoping the                                                                                                                                          contagious aspect of Shonda’s personality was her smile and          this opportunity to recognize Shonda’s sporting, academic
IUPUI (Oct. 3), for a total of two points on the season.           #5’s recent performances continue as the team looks to add to                                                                                                                                       her upbeat attitude and contribution to the team spirit within       and overall community contributions throughout her time at
As a freshman, the 5’4” speedy winger started 16 games             their already boastful 5-0 Summit League Conference record                                                                                                                                          the Roo outfit.                                                      UMKC and throughout her 22 short years with us.
and appeared in 18 contests. Mayer scored the women’s              this season.                                                        Zaina Mayer celebrating during the ‘Roos winning streak.                                                                           The No. 18 wore the blue and gold for three and a half                                                      lharman@unews.com
soccer program’s first ever goal in the season opener against                                                 lhaman@unews.com                                      Photo courtesy of UMKC Athletics                                                                   seasons, and will be remembered as a special individual with
Northern Iowa (Sept. 4) She also led the Roos in goals (5),
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                                                                                    The fall of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1

                                                                      House of Epperson
                                                                            90-year-old
                                                                       mansion needs
                                                                         more than $8
                                                                      million in repairs
                                                                      Nathan Zoschke

                                                                                                                                                                                                 The making of a mansion 2
                                                                      Production Manager/Copy Editor                                  Original wiring and push-button light switches remain



                                                                      E
                                                                                                                                   in the foyer and other areas. They must be rewired to
                                                                                pperson House, a 24,180-square foot mansion,       bring Epperson into compliance with city code in order
                                                                                overlooks campus from its hilltop perch at 52nd    to pass inspection.
                                                                                and Cherry streets.                                   Periodic flooding and water damage due to leaks in
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Epperson boasted a whopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                 56 rooms and 24,180 square feet                  First Floor
                                                                                   Built in the early ’20s for local businessman   the roof have also been problematic. A ceiling section has    upon completion in 1923.
                                                                      Uriah Epperson, who died shortly after the home’s            fallen onto the steps of the organ loft, which overlooks         The building has since been
                                                                      completion, the house was used as a private residence for    the assembly room.                                            remodeled to accommodate                                                                                   Kitchen
                                                                      fewer than 20 years.                                            A fire that occurred six years ago, when central air       its reuse, although the original                                             Library      Elephant
                                                                         In 1942, Epperson House was donated to the                conditioning was installed, showed how tempermental           floor plan hasn’t been altered as                                                           Court

                                                                      University of Kansas City, and has since served as both      historic buildings can be.                                    significantly as Scofield Hall and                                                                                              Porch
                                                                      student housing and office space.                               A piece of insulation in the attic caught on fire when a   the Bloch School, which were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sun
                                                                         Today, Epperson sits vacant. The Department of                                                                          also private residences.
                                                                      Architecture, Urban Planning and Design relocated to
                                                                                                                                   worker was soldering a pipe leading to the air conditioning
                                                                                                                                   unit.                                                            Today, Epperson sits vacant,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 as UMKC searches for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1         Assembly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Waiting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Room
                                                                      Katz Hall after 22 years in Epperson last fall.                 The sprinkler system flooded the building, including                                                                                                               Room
                                                                         Faded elegance greets visitors to Epperson, an                                                                          buyer with deep pockets and
                                                                                                                                   the pool located on one of the basement subfloors that        preservation plans.
                                                                      intriguing combination of Tudor and gothic architectural     has since been sealed off.
                                                                      styles.
                                                                         The massive stone retaining wall, opulent woodwork,
                                                                                                                                      “The sprinkler system did its job,” Simmons said. “The
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Basement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Terrace                 3
A promenade of steps leading to Epperson’s entrance.                                                                               wood in this building is 80 years old and it will burn like
                                            Photo by Nathan Zoschke   leaded glass windows and marble floors contrast starkly      timbers.”
                                                                      with evidence of wear from years of rough use.                  The flooded basement was siphoned out, and the fire
A few mansions of UMKC                                                   Desks, models and other clutter from the architectural
                                                                      program remain.
                                                                                                                                   damage repaired.
                                                                                                                                      Currently, the university has no plans to reuse the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fruit
                                                                         Epperson House isn’t the only mansion on campus.          building, which has been mothballed as the university                                            Cellar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Carriage
                                                                         The Walter Dickey residence, now Scofield Hall,           looks for an interested private developer with the deep                                                                     House
                                                                      houses the Foreign Language Department and offices for       pockets to fund the costly restoration.                                               Pool

     Epperson House
     Residence of Uriah S. Epperson
                                                                      the College of Arts and Sciences.
                                                                         The original Bloch School building, the former
                                                                                                                                      According to Simmons, between $8 and $10 million
                                                                                                                                   is needed to fully renovate Epperson. That would also                                                                                                    1 The Living Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                contains exquisite               3       4
                                                                      Oakland mansion, was revamped and expanded with a
                                                                      new wing when it was acquired by the university in 1988.
                                                                                                                                   include fixing numerous aesthetic incongruities with the                                                  2                                              carved paneling, a raised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            platform, organ loft and two
     Built: 1923                                                         Scofield’s interior has been partitioned and painted
                                                                                                                                   mansion’s original character.
                                                                                                                                      Linoleum tiles cover the basement and second floor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            custom chandeliers.

     Square footage: 24,180                                           over with little regard for historic preservation, and the
                                                                      new addition to Bloch dwarfs the original building by
                                                                                                                                   rooms. Some walls contain both original leaded-glass                 Billiards Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2     A marble parquet floor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and marble fireplace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            greet visitors in the porte-
                                                                                                                                   windows and single-pane replacements, creating a
                                                                      comparison.                                                  mismatch.                                                                                    Office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cochère entrance.
     Scofield Hall                                                       However, Epperson has remained far more intact than
                                                                      either, perhaps too intact for its own good.
                                                                                                                                      “The problem is that the university has not had enough
                                                                                                                                   money to maintain the historic character,” Simmons said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3     The shop area, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  laundry room in the
     Residence of Walter J. Dickey                                       The building’s floor plan employs a series of sunken         Simmons said there has not been significant interest in    Second Floor                                                                               original Epperson plan, was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            used by AUP+D students
                                                                      rooms, none of which contains ramps or other handicap
     Built: 1912                                                                                                                   Epperson from outside parties with the resources to make                                                                                                 building shop models.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 5
                                                                      accessibility features required of public buildings under                                                                                                                                            Sleeping               The main entrance to
     Square footage: 28,889                                           the Americans with Disabilities Act.
                                                                                                                                   the necessary repairs, but emphasized that demolition has
                                                                                                                                   never been on the table.                                              Bedroom                Bedroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Servant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Chamber
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Porch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4     Epperson, coming up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            from the basement stairwell
                                                                         Vice Chancellor of Facilities Robert Simmons said            “We’d love to talk to someone who has plans as long as                                                                                                features a winding staircase.
                                                                      more than $1 million is needed to bring the building into    they have the resources,” Simmons said.
     The original Bloch School wing                                   compliance with ADA.
                                                                         Simmons said although Epperson was grandfathered
                                                                                                                                      Until that happens, the building will continue to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bedroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5     Water damage from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  a leaking roof in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ceiling above the second-
                                                                                                                                   undergo regular maintenance to ensure the structure
     Residence of Edwin W. Shields                                    under certain requirements while AUP+D occupied the          remains intact.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            floor organ loft overlooking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the living room. The organ
     Built: 1909                                                      building, extensive renovations must occur if it is to be
                                                                      reoccupied.
                                                                                                                                      “We try to do our best to maintain it,” Simmons said as            Bedroom         Bedroom             5   Sitting    Bedroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            was removed years ago
                                                                                                                                   he locked the doors to the shuttered house.                                                                                                              when UMKC acquired the
     Square footage: 17,700                                              Beyond accessibility features and extensive cosmetic
                                                                                                                                                                           nzoschke@unews.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sleeping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Porch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            property.
                                                                      repairs, a massive overhaul of the building’s electrical                                                                                                                                                                  Photos by Nathan Zoschke
                                                                      system is also needed.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Drawings courtesy of UMKC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Facilities and Management
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                                                                                                                                                                                                             album review

ALL                                                                                                                                                                                                          ‘The Hunter’ slays its
                                                                                                                                                                                                             listeners
AROUND                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mal Hartigan                     Copy Editor       all traditional metal fans will love: strident
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vocals, and most importantly, a guitar solo.




  TOWN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mastodon is a heavy metal band from               It seems guitar solos are lost in modern
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Atlanta, Ga., that formed in 1999. Over the        metal between a slew of pinched harmonics
                                                                                                                                                                                                             years, they have collected a steady fan base of    and sweeps, but Mastodon is quick to remind
                                                                                                                                                                                                             metalheads who are devoted to the original         the listener of a guitar solo’s importance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ideal of “heavy metal.”                            Thankfully, the solo wasn’t overproduced or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The release of “The Hunter” marks their        terribly distorted, making it a pleasant break
                                                                                                                                                                                                             fifth studio album, only two years after           from the vocalist’s raucous assault.

Downtown neighborhoods offer outstanding ethnic cuisine                                                                                                                                                      their previous album, “Crack the Skye,” was
                                                                                                                                                                                                             recorded.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The first thing that stands out to me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The next track, “Curl of the Burl,” is similar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in style and composition, but the annoying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                repetition of lyrics in the chorus makes the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             whenever I listen to a new track is always the     song lackluster. The vocalist varies between
                                                                                                                                                                                                             drumming. Attribute this to the time I spent       yells and harsh singing, making him sound
Nathan Zoschke                          another part of the world.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             dabbling in percussion over the years, but as a    washed-up more than talented.
Production Manager/Copy Editor          River Market                                                                                                                                                         musician, it is vital to understand percussion’s      In “Blasteroid,” there are actual screams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mastodon brings old-school metal to ‘The Hunter.’
                                           Every Saturday, the City Market                                                                                                                                   importance. Drums are responsible for              typical of modern metal, which creates a
   Kansas City’s location in the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                more frantic and tasteful energy. However,                                                                          Photo courtesy of Google Images
                                        comes to life with its weekly                                                                                                                                        setting the song’s tempo and provide a basis
middle of the U.S., far from either     farmer’s market.                                                                                                                                                     for keeping the other musicians in time.           the screams were very brief and not threaded
coast or border, may seem like an          During the week, the area is a                                                                                                                                        Mastodon’s new album, “The Hunter,”            throughout the song. Mastodon doesn’t                  The biggest example of deviation from             the vocalist sings, almost admonishing the
unlikely place to find ethnic food.     popular all-in-one destination for                                                                                                                                   explodes with the opening song, “Black             usually utilize growls in their vocals, making      the typical high-energy songs on this album          listener to do the same. It’s no wonder the
   However, there are several           Italian, Asian, Middle Eastern and                                                                                                                                   Tongue.” It begins with various drum               it difficult for me to appreciate anything but      is the song “The Hunter.” A sign of true             album was titled after this track.
neighborhoods that specialize in        culinary from all other regions of                                                                                                                                   fills on the toms and slow-building guitar         the band’s organization and instrumentation.        musicianship is when a band can span across             Overall, if classical heavy metal suits
foreign cuisine.                        the globe.                                                                                                                                                           lines, which immediately induce a stab of             The guitar lines in each song are varied,        several genres and still sound impressive            your taste, Mastodon is sure to deliver an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and tempo fluctuation from song to song
Westside                                   The Chinatown Food Market,
                                        at 202 Grand Blvd., a bl north of
                                                                                                                                                                                                             adrenaline. Full of appropriate and tempo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             driving drum fills and excellent cymbal work       assures that the listener won’t fall into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    when doing so. The song “The Hunter” is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mellow and captivating, loaded with fittingly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         impressive collection of guitar solos, complex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         drum fills, and grating vocals for your
   The Westside neighborhood                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    monotony of repetitious melody. Many metal
                                        the City Market, is a full-service                                                                                                                                   (including quick eighth notes on the bell of                                                           simple guitar solos and sweeter vocals. “All         listening pleasure.
is located near the Crossroads                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bands struggle with this concept.
                                        oriental grocer that sells everything                                                                                                                                the ride cymbal), “Black Tongue” has what                                                              the love I make is equal to the love I take,”
Arts District downtown. The
stretch of Southwest Boulevard          from live crab to green tea, ginger
                                        chews, exotic produce and frozen
from Broadway Boulevard to 39th
Avenue on the Kansas side of            rice balls.                                                                                                                                                          concertreview
state line is known for its Hispanic
restaurants.
                                           Carollo’s Italian Market, located
                                        inside the City Market, is an                                                                                                                                        Music Nova: A modern spin with classical
   The many establishments, nearly
all of which are locally owned, serve
                                        Italian deli, grocery and gelato bar.
                                        Here, savvy tongues can indulge in
                                        fresh deli sandwiches, or perhaps
                                                                                                                                                                                                             instruments
diverse budgets and tastes.
   A narrow strip of buildings near     opt for something more intriguing,                                                                                                                                   Mal Hartigan                      Copy Editor      layer his sultry cello with often dissonant         incorporated        into
Summit Street and Southwest             like the octopus salad and bottled                                                                                                                                                                                      chords. Enyeart’s vibrato during the legato         the accompaniment.
Boulevard has a number of solid         San Pellegrino sodas.                                                                                                                                                   Last Thursday evening, White Recital Hall       sections was a perfect touch to offset other        Benjamin was involved
options within walking distance.           Al Habashi Market, also inside                                                                                                                                    trembled with the breathtaking and startling       staccato sections.                                  in his performance,
   La Bodega, a sleek, contemporary     the City Market, is one of only a                                                                                                                                    musical performance entitled “Musica                  “Variations on F,” performed by Shao             abruptly pausing and
tapas restaurant, is popular for its    few Middle Eastern grocers in                                                                                                                                        Nova,” part of the Conservatory’s ensemble         Zheng, followed Enyeart’s performance. This         shouting things such
sangrias, tapas and skewers. Its        Kansas City. Its fresh spices and                                                                                                                                    series. The diverse array of performances          was not your typical piano piece divided into       as, “What the hell
attractive happy hour menu makes        interesting products with Arabic                                                                                                                                     was directed by Zhou Long, who recently            various movements to exemplify different            was that?!” He moved
it a popular afternoon hangout.         lettering are as intriguing as the Al                                                                                                                                received a Pulitzer Prize for his incredible       styles. Instead, “Variations on F” consistently     on stage and would
   Other popular spots on the           Habashi restaurant operated by the                                                                                                                                   opera version of “Madame White Snake.”             toyed with the root note and nearly every           sometimes hop in
Boulevard include Manny’s and           same owners.                                                                                                                                                            “Musica Nova” was an impressive                 chord was overflowing with dissonance.              mock-surprise at some
Margarita’s, two well-established       Columbus Park                                                                                                                                                        performance showcasing individual talent
                                                                                                                                                                                                             through solo pieces. Each performer had an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Many chords begged for resolve, but it was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                rarely provided. Zheng’s involvement in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of the startling sounds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    threaded throughout Shao Zheng performs “Variations on F.”
restaurants that have a popular            The offerings in the Historic
following, but tend to appeal to        Northeast and Columbus Park                                                                                                                                          accompanist, but it was not the traditional        his performance was evident as he leaned            his solo.                                                            Photo by Mal Hartigan
people who prefer their Mexican         reflect the diversity of their                                                                                                                                       piano to accent each piece. Instead, each          and rocked into the piano while striking               “Canopy for Viola
mild.                                   residents.                                                                                                                                                           accompaniment was a pre-recorded electronic        the keys with conviction. “Variations on            and        Electronics,”
   Ricos Tacos’ hole-in-the-wall           Located east of the River                                                                                                                                         sound, ranging from children laughing to           F” never provided a legato melody. It was           played by Youming                            violin and Alice Yunlein Huang on the cello.
operation sells street-style tacos,     Market and north of Independence                                                                                                                                     clips of human voice. This modernized spin         strictly staccato and mostly discordant, likely     Chen on the viola, called for the lights This piece was conducted by Hayes Bunch.
which are popular in places like        Avenue, Columbus Park and
                                                                                Top, left and right: The City Market has a wide variety of ethnic grocers, restaurants and vendors.                          was often haunting in its content, adding a        puzzling the average listener.                      in White Recital Hall to be considerably The concert concluded with “Selections from
                                                                                Above: Southwest Boulevard is home to many unique Hispanic and Latino-owned businesses.                                                                                            “Icarus Wept,” performed by Keith                dimmed. Pictures were shown on a projector 2012 Stories.”
Texas and southern California           the Historic Northeast remain                                                                                                             Photos by Nathan Zoschke   spooky touch to each piece.
that have large Latino immigrant                                                                                                                                                                                The opening number, “Alter Ego,” was            Benjamin, was the most involved piece of            at the back of the stage, and sounds of a       “Musica Nova” was an incredible
                                        somewhat obscure to many Kansas
communities.                            Citians. Some are unaware of                                                                                                                                         wonderfully played by Carter Enyeart on            the evening. It was divided into five different     hammer against metal provided framework performance hardly for the light-hearted.
   Paleteria Tropicana is a popular     the neighborhood, but others are        population.                              due to the increasing diversity of        best places to find authentic foreign     the cello. The intensity and conviction with       sections, and the electronic recording was          for Chen’s staccato notes. A rainstorm The eeriness of the electronic sounds and the
ice cream parlor that also sells        turned off by the unfortunate              Gorozzo’s, at 526 Harrison St., is    the area.                                 cuisine.                                  which he played mysteriously cast a spell          undoubtedly the most sporadic. There were           eventually leaked from the speakers as Chen dissonance featured in many pieces evoked
smoothies, churros and other            stigma the area developed years ago     one of Kansas City’s most popular           The drawback to some of these            In the end, the payoff is often         on the audience, who graciously paid their         clips of children laughing, and loud, ambient       transitioned into a more languid section spookiness and confusion. A showcase of
popular treats.                         for high crime.                         Italian restaurants.                     restaurants is that many are run by       worth the anxiety that sometimes          undivided attention whilst trembling on the        sounds reminiscent of a plane gearing for           teeming with vibrato, which showcased the exceptional musicians made this conservatory
   Several       abarrotes,    Latin                                               Cascone’s, at 20 E. 5th St., across   employees with limited English            accompanies       trying something        edge of their seats. “Alter Ego” sounded like      takeoff. Benjamin’s dynamics on the trumpet         handsome potential of the viola.             performance unforgettable.
                                           Gorozzo’s and Cascone’s are two
American grocery stores, offer          popular Italian restaurants, which      from the City Market, serves a           proficiency. However, many also           new and different.                        a background track for a chase scene in a          were incredible. For several movements, he             The concert continued with “Suite for                            mhartigan@unews.com
visitors a glimpse at an authentic      is only fitting in a neighborhood       savory breakfast and lunch menu.         post bilingual menus and signage.                          nzoschke@unews.com       horror movie. It was exceptionally engaging        used an array of mutes, including Harmon            Summer,” featuring Virginia Q. Backman on
grocery shopping experience from        once known for its large Italian           A number of Mexican, Asian and        These small, local, immigrant-                                                      how the electronic track provided other            and straight mutes. This fittingly varied the       the flute, Dietrich Koch on the oboe, Sharra
                                                                                African restaurants have opened          owned operations are often the                                                      string instrument sounds, letting Enyeart          trumpet’s sound to suit the numerous noises         Wagner on the clarinet, Cheng Hu on the
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Greek Row                                                                                                                                                                                         albumreview
 Male pageant contestants strut their stuff                                                                                                                                                       LennyKravitzsurpassesgenresandexpectations
Lindsay Adams                     News Editor                                                                                                      lege Democrats) participated in the event, .
                                                                                                                                                      Andrew Philips of Sigma Phi Epsilon         Lindsay Adams                      News Editor                                                                                                            solid track. While the message is well-worn,
   The annual Big Man on Campus, spon-                                                                                                             won Mr. Talent with his dancing and perfor-                                                                                                                                                              the lyrics are fresh and the song original. It
sored by the UMKC Xi Phi Chapter of Delta                                                                                                          mance on the electric violin.                     “Black and White America” opened with                                                                                                                  incorporates an organ and simple hymnal-
Zeta Sorority, took place at 7 p.m. on Thurs-                                                                                                         Caleb Madison of Beta Theta Phi wowed       a nice guitar hook, added to some steady                                                                                                                  like backing vocals.
day, Oct. 13 in the Student Union Theatre.                                                                                                         the ladies of Delta Zeta with his charm,       drums, horn and electric accents. Throw                                                                                                                      “Liquid Jesus,” while not one of my
The male pageant serves as a philanthropic                                                                                                         gaining him Mr. Congeniality.                  in silky smooth vocals, and you get a killer                                                                                                              favorites, was still a pleasant listen. It slowed
event to raise money for the Delta Zeta So-                                                                                                           Michael Pavlinson of Lambda Chi Alpha,      opening song for Lenny Kravitz’s album                                                                                                                    things down and turned on the slick. It
rority’s beneficiaries Children’s Mercy Hos-                                                                                                       sponsored by Chi Omega while proving not       of the same name. It reminded me of old-                                                                                                                  sounded like liquid flowing out of the
pital and the Painted Turtle Camp. Males                                                                                                           to be the alpha male, won Mr. Formal Wear.     school R&B, with an electronic undertone.                                                                                                                 speakers, which was rather appropriate.
were allowed to enter from their respective                                                                                                           Brad Love of Lambda Chi Alpha rocked        He added some discordant harmony in the                                                                                                                      “Boongie Drop” was a nice club song, and
organizations. Another boost to the money                                                                                                          his swimwear to take home the title of Mr.     bridge. It is strengthened by simple, personal                                                                                                            while not much more than that, it had a great
raised by the event was the $2 admission fee                                                                                                       Beach Wear.                                    lyrics.                                                                                                                                                   reggae beat.
charged at the door. In spite of the admission                                                                                                        Tim Tran of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was            “Come On Get It” roughed it up with a                                                                                                                     “I Can’t be Without You” keeps it simple
fee, the event was popular. The theatre was                                                                                                        honored with the highest title of them all,    frictional blend of percussion, electric guitar,                                                                                                          with soul. Kravitz’s highly emotive vocals are
packed. The pageant had four different com-                                                                                                        that of the Big Man on Campus.                 horns, bass, supporting vocals and electronic                                                                                                             the glue that holds the song together.
ponents: Best Formal Wear, Best Swim Wear,                                                                                                            The event not only objectified men, but     instruments. The beat could give the listener                                                                                                                “Dream” is a striking, plaintive ballad with
Best Talent and an interview of knowledge of                                                                                                       raised money for charity as well.              an adrenaline rush. The rock track had well-                                                                                                              an oscillating vocal ability and unadorned,
Delta Zeta. Each of these categories had a          Delta Zeta poses with “Big Man on Campus,” Tim Tran.                                              In the past, the UMKC Xi Phi Chapter        mixed instrumentation, but didn’t have that                                                                                                               simply stated lyrics.
winner, who received a sash for their efforts.                                                                            Photo by Mark Linville   of Delta Zeta Sorority has raised as much      squeaky clean overproduced sound. It had a                                                                                                                   “Push,” the last track on the album, hits
   Five awards were given: Mr. Formal Wear,                                                                                                        as $3000 for charity from the Big Man on       pulsating dissonant electric guitar riff in the                                                                                                           it home with choir-like vocals and a driving
Mr. Beach wear, Mr. Talent, Mr. Congenial-          The Big Man on Campus.                           groups on campus.                             Campus pageant.                                minor key.                                            Kravitz demonstrates his smooth style and rocker edge in his music and photos.                      vibrancy within the vocals, piano and horns.
                                                      There were six contestants from various          Caleb-Michael Files, also (from the Col-                                                                                                                                                                           Photo courtesy of Google Images
ity, and, the pinnacle of male achievement:                                                                                                                                   ladams@unews.com       While it is hard to pick a favorite track                                                                                                                 I couldn’t get over the ridiculous range of
                                                                                                                                                                                                  from the CD, since I liked several of them,                                                                                                               Kravitz’s vocals and sound. He didn’t have
                                                                                                                                                                                                  “In the Black” would get the honor, mostly           soul greats, like Al Green and Harold Melvin       fun tracks, with Stevie Wonder influences.        that bipolar vibe when artists are stretching
                                                                                                                                                                                                  because it was so unexpected. It sounded like        and the Blue Notes, while incorporating a          “Life Ain’t Ever Been Better Than It Is Now”      to please rather than having creative variety.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  it had melodic influences from the muff ’s           sharp modern rock feel, like in “Rock Star         utilizes the musical genius Troy “Trombone           “Black and White America” is a hybrid
                                                                                                                                                                                                  with a wicked electronic beat. It features           City Life.”                                        Shorty” Andrews with a chillingly tight           album that surpasses genres and expectations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  simplistic harmonies and Kravitz’s dynamic             “Rock Star City Life” is one of those songs      trombone solo.                                    I couldn’t recommend this album more
                                                                                                                                                                                                  vocals.                                              that you can’t listen to without bobbing your         “Stand” is upbeat and a song to pick up        highly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     In this album he has a sound in his               head to the beat. “Everything” and “Life Ain’t     your mood and your feet.                                                       ladams@unews.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                  instrumentation that harkens back to 1970            Ever Been Better Than It Is Now” are both             “The Faith of a Child” is a heartfelt and



                                                                                                                                                                                                  restaurant review
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chubby’s on Broadway is a recurring hit
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Caleb Files                         Staff Writer     of Chubby’s.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It really isn’t the food or the waitresses
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chubby’s on Broadway is commonly                  that bring in the customers. It’s the true
Winner of BMOC Tim Tran thanks Delta Zeta and the crowd for the title.
                                                                          Photos by Mark Linville                                                                                                 referred to as Chubby’s; it’s something of a         cross-section of humanity. Chubby’s is truly
                                                                                                                                                                                                  midtown institution. It’s open 24 hours and          the best place to sit with headphones in. No
                                                                                                                                                                                                  is one of few left in the heart of downtown          other place in Kansas City can you see the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kansas City.                                         interaction of so many different types of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Having everything from breakfast (served          people, from hipsters, drag queens, college
                                                                                                                                                                                                  all day) to hamburgers and fried mac and             students and uppity Brooksiders. All are
                                                                                                                                                                                                  cheese, Chubby’s on Broadway is sure to have         present on any given Friday or Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                                  something to fancy your hunger.                      night.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The food is typical of a diner: filling, cheap,      It should be noted that as they are open 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                  hot and fast. The clientele is of the same,          hours, Chubby’s closes on Mondays at 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  variety; you could potentially see Mayor             and opens at 6 a.m. on Tuesday mornings.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sly James, someone passed out in the booth              Chubby’s is a feel-good diner, although I
                                                                                                                                                                                                  across from you, and the girl crying on the          can’t promise the grease will make you feel
                                                                                                                                                                                                  phone after a night at the bar. The booths           well on the drive home. While you’re there,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  have at-table jukeboxes and you never know           at least, you’ll be taken care of, guaranteed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the selection of music that may come out,               Chubby’s also just opened up a second
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ranging from Elton John to Elvis, or maybe           location North of the River off of I-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                  even Cher.                                           and Barry Rd. Be sure to check out either
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The servers are excellent. They are the kind      location. The menu can be found online at
                                                                                                                                                                                                  of people that can handle any situation and          http://bit.ly/ChubbysKC.
From left to right: Caleb Madison, Andrew Philips, Michael Pavlinson, Caleb-Michael Files,                                                                                                        also take an order and deliver food. Their                                           cfiles@unews.com
Brad Love and Tim Tran with Delta Zeta.                                                                                                                                                           speed and friendliness helps raise my rating
                                                                           Photos by Mark Linville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chubby’s on Broadway is lit up at night.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo by Nathan Zoschke
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 albumreview
 Dream Theater bangs                                                                                                                                                                                             Let me tell you what I think:
 out another hit album                                                                                                                                                                                           ‘In 1492, Columbus did something we
Mal Hartigan                     Copy Editor

   It’s rare that a band sticks around for more
                                                  through a vast range of sensations.
                                                     Dream Theater’s tracks generally range
                                                  from six minutes in length all the way up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 don’t really celebrate’
than 20 years and continues to grow while         to 13 minutes, similar to other bands like
breaking through countless musical barriers.      Between the Buried and Me and The Mars                                                                                                                         Teresa Sheffield                        surrounds this holiday, and I’ve       Mike Raccoon Eyes’ statement is          the Chinese invented gunpowder,
                                                  Volta. In the lengthy tracks, Dream Theater                                                                                                                                                            come to the conclusion that one        that as priorities of equality and       the Germans gave us Einstein and
It’s also uncommon for a band to produce                                                                                                                                                                         Staff Writer
                                                  creates mostly diverse instrumental breaks.                                                                                                                                                            of them is Columbus’ treatment of      diversity come into the forefront        most scientists agree our entire
music for so long and retain a consistent
                                                  Vocals are included when warranted, but                                                                                                                           This past Monday was Columbus        Indians in the New World.              in American culture, the hero who        species originated in Africa.        make us special. Having a British
fan-base while exploring new aspects of each
                                                  Dream Theater recognizes that constant                                                                                                                         Day. I hope you didn’t have a              “When mainstream culture            supposedly discovered America               A recipe with one ingredient is   accent won’t help you pick up
musical genre. After 20 years, it’s almost
                                                  vocals aren’t necessary to accent the form of                                                                                                                  hangover from partying too hard         celebrates the so-called ‘Columbus     isn’t as regaled as he once was.         bland, a language with one word      chicks in England.
inferred that every band tends to break up,
                                                  their music.                                                                                                                                                   when you went into work Tuesday         Day’, they are actually asking we in      “The wave of the future is not        is useless, exercising one muscle       At the same time we all still put
vanish, or become obsolete as popular music/
                                                     The opening track, “On the Backs of                                                                                                                         morning. Cue sarcasm.                   Indian Country to celebrate their      the conquest of the world by a           doesn’t make you strong, and a       our pants on one leg at a time, we
culture evolves. With the band Dream
                                                  Angels,” is a slower and more languid piece,         The members of Dream Theater released their 11th album, “A Dramatic Turn of Events,” this year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    How are we supposed to               culture’s wars of violent killings     single dogmatic creed but the            single voice doesn’t make a choir.   all think Charlie Sheen is nuts, and
Theater, these assumptions are clearly                                                                                                                                 Photo courtesy of Google Images
                                                  with guitar lines reminiscent of Opeth’s older                                                                                                                 celebrate Columbus Day? While           and racial cleansing they did to       liberation of the diverse energies of    It’s when we synergize with each     there are things that we all have in
negated.
                                                  work. It steadily builds with an attractive                                                                                                                    I’m sure Columbus, Ohio is              our People,” Mike Raccoon Eyes, a      free nations and free men,” John F.      other that we are at our best.       common.
   Formed in 1985, Dream Theater released
                                                  guitar solo and a solid beat on the toms             I’ve always appreciated for its conciseness and     metal bands. Providing an explanation of              grateful it’s not a nameless city,      Native American advocate said in       Kennedy said.                               How could anyone ever say we         “For those who have seen the
their first progressive metal album in 1989.
                                                  that transitions the piece into a heavier,           mathematical precision when composing and           each track is unnecessary; the fluctuation in         and I’m sure federal employees          the Native News Network.                  We live in the era of globalization   don’t need diversity? We depend on   Earth from space, and for the
Now in 2011, “A Dramatic Turn of Events”
                                                  more energetic work. Rapid keyboard and              performing, but the vocals are so atrocious         style and genre occurs flawlessly within each         appreciate the day off from work,          I’m not saying Columbus was         where we depend on each other            each other to progress and improve   hundreds and perhaps thousands
marks their 11th album, showcasing the
                                                  electronic sounds are interlaced between             that it’s difficult to ignore them when             track and can easily spin the listener’s head         I don’t think the rest of us spend      a complete douchebag, I mean he        to share ideas, innovations and          mankind. A world without diversity   more who will, the experience most
band’s continuous musical development and
                                                  the guitars and bass before the vocals are           attempting focus on the instrumentation. My         into a daze, making it difficult to explain           the day hosting Columbus-themed         did help build the metaphorical        technology with one another at the       and sharing of ideas is a world      certainly changes your perspective.
offering an intensely new musical experience
                                                  introduced.                                          personal taste isn’t meant to create a bias, but    every impressive aspect of each song.                 parties or taking shots in his honor.   bridge from Europe to America          click of a mouse.                        where some would be without a        The things that we share in our
for Dream Theater listeners.
                                                     The vocals are incredibly horrid and nearly       the stark stridence of the vocals is undeniable        “A Dramatic Turn of Events” is sure to             In fact, I feel like we couldn’t care   that helped create this country, and      “We now live in a global village.     symphony, a world where some         world are far more valuable than
   Oftentimes when someone discusses the
                                                  ruin the complexity and precision of every           and impossible to ignore.                           impress listeners of any genre, as long as            less about a holiday if there was a     he was also incredibly brave sailing   The new electronic interdependence       could only gaze up to the sky and    those which divide us,” Donald
impact of music, they will describe being
                                                  song on the album, but this is just characteristic      Aside from the unappealing vocals, Dream         attention to the vocals is negated. Dream             day that celebrated the bagel I ate     into uncharted waters and to his       recreates the world in the image of a    wish they could fly, a world where   Williams said.
emotionally moved and inspired. Dream
                                                  of Dream Theater and traditional metal. The          Theater has created another masterpiece with        Theater would serve better if they were               for lunch yesterday.                    possible death.                        global village,” Marshall McLuhan        no one could ever feel unique.
Theater consistently interweaves various                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tsheffield@unews.com
                                                  singing sounds more like gruff whining and           “A Dramatic Turn of Events.” Musically, their       strictly an instrumental band.                           I’ve been racking my brain for          At the same time, he eradicated     said.                                       If everyone were the same,
musical genres and styles, masterfully
                                                  detracts from every piece. This is a band that       talent is unrivaled, and has unarguably been                               mhartigan@unews.com            reasons why such indifference           entire Indian civilizations. What         An American invented the light        we could never have aspects of
manipulates tempo, and carries the listener
                                                                                                       inspiration for more modern and progressive                                                                                                       I find most interesting about          bulb, a Scot invented the telephone,     ourselves that differentiate and




 a day in the life



ROTC
PonyExpressBattaliontraining
Caleb-Michael Files                     and their boundaries for searching.
Staff Writer                            They were given five hours to locate
                                        eight points.
   Matthew Kitson and his                  Cadets participated in day
fellow cadets of the Pony Express       land navigation and night land
Battalion, a partnership of schools     navigation, which started at 7 p.m.
across the north east region of            On Saturday, after staying at           A cadet in the Pony Express Battalion uses camouflage to blend in while training.
Missouri, were out in the woods of      their make-shift camp, the cadets                                                                                                       Photo by Caleb-Michael Files
Ft. Leavenworth on Friday.              spent time on the shooting range.
   The Pony Express Battalion is a         When       students    complete
                                        the Reserve Officers’ Training            program consists of 26 credit hours       the cadre (leadership team) works          40 soldiers and millions of dollars
collaboration of schools, including
                                        Corps (ROTC) program with                 of Military Science courses.              very closely with the cadets, and          of equipment within six months of
Avila University, Benedictine
                                        a bachelor’s degree and a minor              All students wishing to gain an        meet weekly to ensure their success.       graduation.
College,      Park       University,
                                        in Military Science, they become          Army commission must attend a             Due to the low number of Military             Students on ROTC Scholarship
Northwest        Missouri      State
                                        commissioned in the U.S. Army at          five-week advanced training and           Science students, the class size           can get a full-ride, plus $1,200 a year
University, Rockhurst University,
                                        the rank of Second Lieutenant.            assessment experience in Fort             of ROTC courses is around five             for books and a monthly stipend.
UMKC, William Jewell University
                                           There are two program options:         Lewis, Washington.                        students.                                  With the ROTC commitment
and Calvary Bible College.
                                        a two and four-year program. The             The Faculty of the ROTC                   Students    who     successfully        comes an eight-year obligation.
   Kitson and the battalion had
                                        two-year substitutes a five-week          program at UMKC are all officers of       complete the ROTC program start            Those winning a scholarship serve
been briefed in the staging area
                                        Leadership Training Course at Fort        the U.S. Army, which ensures that         serving their country immediately          four years on active duty and four
prior to their excursion in the
                                        Knox, Kentucky in place of the 100        cadets receive the best leadership        upon graduation. New lieutenants           years in the reserves.
woods. They were given coordinates
                                        and 200 level courses. The four year      training possible. Each member of         may be placed in charge of over                                  cfiles@unews.com
for points that they needed to find
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                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ever since I pierced my         the skin on the inside of my          it provides a sense of security

                                                     The missing Oxford comma                                                                                                                           lip nearly two years ago, my
                                                                                                                                                                                                        parents never ceased with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        joke-making and constructive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           mouth or my lips in the same
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           aggressive fashion that I once
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           did.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and individuality, teenagers are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 more apt to conform to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “original” outlet of piercings
                                                        Many of you are probably         that is explaining what the          sentence’s meaning is obscured.                                           criticism concerning my newly         But why is it that most            and/or tattoos. And in turn, if
                                                     wondering what the hell an          Oxford comma is and why it is        It confuses the fact that all three                                       renovated appearance. The only     teenagers are compelled to get        it’s done for the originality and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sarah Vaughn
                                                     Oxford comma is. An Oxford          important will not contain any.      are part of the series and are                                            piercing my mom approved           facial piercings? Not everyone        more people acquire them, then
                                                                                                                                                                                                        of was my nose ring, but she       with a lip piercing justifies it by   it creates the cyclical idea that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Issueswithhonesty
                                                     comma, also known as a serial          Many feel the Oxford comma        equally connected to each other.
                                                     comma is used when three or         is as extraneous, superfluous           We are so lazy that we can’t                                           always subtly states that a stud   claiming to have an oral fixation     it’s no longer original, blah blah
                                                     more words form a series. The       and unnecessary as me using all      even write or type out that last                                          would “look much better than       issue. Facial piercings are mostly    blah. So are piercings just a fad
                                                     Oxford comma is placed after        three of those adjectives.           comma. Many of its critics                                                that ring thing you have in it.”   popular in our generation - it’s      for rebellious teenagers?
                                                     the penultimate word in the            I disagree.                       argue that it adds unnecessary                                               My       parents     became     rare to see a 40-year-old woman           It’s commonplace to see a                                               “That sweater makes you look like an
                                                     series, coming right before the        The Oxford comma is               length to the text. Really? It                                            accustomed to my appearance,       with an assortment of lip studs       teenage female with her nose                                             under-developed 12-year-old.”
                     Rosita Rique-Sanchez                                                                                                                                                               but that doesn’t mean that         or eyebrow rings. Whenever a          pierced, and even middle-aged
                                                     conjunction (usually the word       essential to the sentence. When      takes barely any space. Even                                                                                                                                                                                Mal Hartigan       I know what you’re thinking. Wait, excuse



     Helpful
                                                                                                                                                                                      Lindsay Adams     they appreciate my decision to     middle-aged woman is spotted          women have adopted the nose-
                                                     ‘and’ or ‘or’). For example: if I   it is omitted it can lead to         if you use an Oxford comma                                                                                                                                                                                                  me?
                                                     were to say I enjoy running,        ambiguity within the sentence.       in every sentence, that would                                             have two lip piercings and a       sporting such modifications,          stud. It often accents a girl’s       seeking? That depends on who          Yes, that is what someone told me the other
                                                                                                                                                                    idea of cutting a part of our       nose ring. My father jokingly      onlookers generally raise an          appearance. Sometimes when
                                                     dancing and singing, the            For example, if I said: I love my    hardly add much bulkiness to          language due to mere lethargy                                                                                                                      you ask. For those who have        day. My favorite black sweater makes me look
                                                     Oxford comma would be placed        sisters, Jane Eyre and Catherine     the text. Is that reason enough                                           coins my facial piercings as       eyebrow. She’s usually chalked        people get a piercing, they           no interest in facial piercings,   as though I’m a middle school child.
                                                                                                                                                                    and indifference to lexical form.   mutilation, and my mom still       up to be trashy slut and that’s       don’t consider the idea that it


     advice
                                                     right after the word dancing.       Morland, there is ambiguity          to cut something that adds               Vampire Weekend in the                                                                                                                          tattoos, or body modification,        Awesome. I wanted to scream at the top of
                                                        However, there will not          about the meaning of the             form and clarifies the lexical                                            frequently comments about          that.                                 can detract from their overall        the reason for obtaining the       my lungs “Didn’t your mother teach you any
                                                                                                                                                                    song, “Oxford Comma” asks the       how I have “too much metal” in        When young adults of our           appearance. No, your 8-gauge
                                                     be a single Oxford comma            sentence. Am I saying that           properties of a sentence?             question, “Who gives a F---                                                                                                                        piercings isn’t relevant.          manners?”
                                                     in this article, as AP style,       my sisters are Jane Eyre and            I will argue for the Oxford                                            my mouth.                          generation have facial piercings,     septum is not cute, and if that’s        No young adult will openly         That is what got me thinking about the one
                                                                                                                                                                    about an Oxford comma?” Well,          I’ve assured them to abstain    the consensus is that we’re           what you have to do to give the
                                                     which newspapers use, is one        Catherine Morland?                   comma, not only because I feel        I guess that would be me.                                                                                                                          admit that they are desperate      virtue that has been drilled into our heads
    I was asked recently, “What’s your biggest       of the styles that has cut the         No. The lack of the Oxford        it is important grammatically,                                            from worrying; I always remind     usually delinquent or fishing for     impression that you’re original,      to stand out or that they want     since we started talking.
struggle in college?” I simply replied, “Time        oxford comma. How about             comma is what creates this           but also because I fear the                         ladams@unews.com      my parents that I won’t be able    attention. It’s true that many        take some time to consider            attention when getting a              Honesty. I have always been told that
management.”                                         the irony there? The article        confusion. Wihout it, the            example it sets. I don’t like the                                         to keep my piercings whenever      teenagers may acquire piercings       exploring some new hobbies            facial piercing. Some are just     honesty is the best policy. However, lately that
    Time management seems to be the hardest                                                                                                                                                             I acquire a professional career.   in order to appear original           instead.                              attracted to the idea of body      doesn’t always seem to be the case.
and longest struggle that college students go                                                                                                                                                           When asked why I pierced my        or to identify with a certain             So     are   piercings      for   modification.                         Every day we are faced with people who
through. Before we get into college, we hear                                                                                                                                                            lip, my honest answer is that I    stereotype, but how does a            originality and acquiring an                                             want to know our opinion. “Does this tattoo

                                                     Occupy Wall Street - a tea party for liberals?                                                                                                     struggle with oral fixation. It    piece of jewelry help to solidify     identity? Are they to cure oral                 mhartigan@unews.com
our family members talk about how fun                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of an elephant driving a sailboat in the middle
college is and “it will be the time of your life.”                                                                                                                                                      gives me something to chew         anyone’s identity? In reality,        fixation or to accent a person’s                                         of my back look good?”
    I’m sorry, but since when does stressing                                                                                                                                                            on so that way I don’t chew off    it probably doesn’t. Though, if       features? Or is it just attention-                                           Honestly, of course not, but I’m not going
yourself out with papers, quizzes, tests,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to tell you that. How are we supposed to tell
homework, worksheets and jobs sound like                At first, the two may seem like polar         interject that their government benefits                                                                                                                                                                                                            someone that the permanent mark on his or




                                                                                                                                                                                                        Do you relay?
the “time of your life?”                             opposites.                                       are deserved because they pay taxes unlike                                                                                                                                                                                                          her back looks hideous?
    I work three jobs, attend school full-time          What could a bunch of hippies and             all the other people they claim suddenly                                                                                                                                                                                                               We don’t. We lie, simple as that. What
and still try to have a life. It seems to be         Herman Cain fans have in common?                 became lazy, lost their jobs and turned into                                                                                                                                                                                                        makes it ok to be brutally honest? When do
killing me slowly.                                      To those of us in the middle, the gap         welfare queens when the recession hit.                                                                                                                                                                                                              we draw the line?
    After realizing that I am killing my             between the left and the right may seem             And if only there was a nice locally-                                                                                                                                                                                                               I have yet to figure that out.
immune system with all the stresses of               like a chasm between two political and           owned movie theater that paid its hourly                                                                                                                                                                                                               This guy told me how ugly my sweater
school and work, I went to the Mind-Body             social extremes.                                 employees’ health care costs and pension                                                                                                                                                                                                            made me, but I refrained from telling him
Connection. That place is amazing.                      The flag-waving tea party has pledged         plans where the occupiers could go to watch                                                                                                                                                                                                         that his hair looked like it was cut with a
    It helps to get my mind off all the craziness    its allegiance to the stars and stripes and      the next Michael Moore documentary.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 butter knife. Maybe I’m just a very courteous
in my life for a brief moment. I can finally         quixotic tax-free, laissez-faire utopias of         The takeaway from both movements                                                                  Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the      happen in the Rockhurst quad. Fundraising                                                          person, but I really don’t’ think it’s that hard
focus, on one thing at a time, without being         Adam Smith and Ayn Rand.                         should be the irrationality of the extremes.                                                      American Cancer Society (ACS). It’s 12         can happen at the event, but most of it                                                            to decide whether you should speak or not.
overwhelmed. It’s blissful.                             The Wall Street occupiers, huddled               Ironically, as two ideologies become                                                           hours long, usually overnight, symbolizing     happens before the event, and has already                                                             Perhaps girls are better at it than guys.
    I can finally see the reason the university      together in a drum circle, “Imagine”             increasingly polarized, they become more                                                          the trials of someone who has cancer. We       started for UMKC and Rockhurst.                                                                    That could be the case, but girls are just more
organized support offices on campus, because         themselves in the world of John Lennon           similar than different.                                                                           start as the sun is going down, the same as       The ACS recently adopted a new theme                                                            discreet.
they realize we are going to go crazy. I’m           and Karl Marx, free of capitalism’s class           Both are defined by the extraordinary                                                          someone who has just learned they have         – more birthdays, even acquiring the rights                                                           While this guy said it straight to my face,
realizing more and more, over time that this is      hierarchy.                                       mindsets of their followers, who have                                                             cancer – there’s a long journey of darkness    to the birthday theme song. The theory is                                                          I have no doubt the girls behind me were
why UMKC put Advising Offices on campus,                Both groups have some crazy people,           taken complex issues with a lot of gray                                        Nathan Zoschke
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ahead. But we work together, as teams and      that through the ACS, more people can                                                              saying it too. If people are being really honest
like Mind-Body Connection, Multicultural             although the tea party takes the cake due        and approached them as though they were                                                           as an event, and we walk the track through     have more birthdays, because more people                                                           with me, should I be really honest with them?
Student Affairs, Career Services, Women’s            to its extreme vitriol and also hatred of        clear-cut and had a magical bumper sticker       has had record profits in the past several
                                                                                                                                                       years thanks to government bailouts, but         the night until we reach the brilliant light   are winning their battles against cancer.                                                             Maybe that’s what I am supposed to learn
Center, and the Health and Wellness Center.          everyone else.                                   solution.                                                                                         of morning. Relays happen in 23 countries         The Rockhurst and UMKC Relay has                                                                from all of this. Yes, maybe my confidence
    I think students don’t utilize these offices        The tea party, a relative of the birther         There is, however, one key difference         small businesses were left to burn and rot
                                                                                                                                                       during the recession.                            around the world, and this is not the first    adopted this year’s Relay for Life theme                                                           went down a little, but I’ll recover, so we
enough. They exist for a reason; don’t let           movement, has more than an inkling of            between the groups.                                                                               year UMKC has taken part.                      as our individual Relay theme – iRelay. At                                                         should all start telling each other about the
yourself suffer like I have.                         prejudice.                                          Taxes and government spending, the                But Occupy Wall Street brings little to
                                                                                                                                                       the table in terms of a workable solution,          Last year, with a goal of $35,000, the      a recent conference, committee members                                                             faults we have. Wrong. People should know
    From this experience, a quarter-life crisis,        The fringe element in Occupy Wall             tea party’s tiff, have little to do with the                                                      Rockhurst University and UMKC Relay            wrote down why they relay. Whether it’s                                                            that no matter how honest you were told to
I received great advice, “You can’t always do        Street at least seems well-intentioned, but      current economic distress. If lowering the       and it’s still not clear what exactly the
                                                                                                                                                       movement wants. Some simply want                 ultimately raised about $42,000 to help        for a family member who lost the battle                                                            be, you will never be 100 percent honest about
things alone; it takes a brave person to ask         is still pretty kooky.                           top marginal tax rates fixed the economy,                                                         battle cancer. As a member of the Relay        against cancer, or a friend who’s currently in                                                     everything. It is inevitable that a little white
for help.”                                              Between the tea partiers who demanded         we would be thriving by now.                     reform, but their voices are being drowned
                                                                                                                                                       out by others with a radical, anti-business      for Life committee, I can tell you just        the battle, or just because of humanitarian                                                        lie is bound to slip out.
    I think I will take that advice and run with     Congress take its “government hands” off            Unlike the tea party, Occupy Wall Street                                                       how astonishing that number is, especially     caring, we each have a reason to participate                                   Michelle Heiman        So no matter how badly you want to tell
it. I wanted to share this advice with all of        their Medicare and Social Security and the       has a legitimate premise.                        agenda.
                                                                                                                                                           It’s easy to single out one group, whether   considering the event was rained out before    in Relay for Life. I relay for all those who                                                       the lady in front of you in class that acid wash
UMKC also, because it has helped me greatly          Wall Street occupiers using products and            Poor monetary policy and lax regulations                                                       it was supposed to end.                        no longer can. Why will you relay?                Craig Flanery, the UMKC event chair, at          hasn’t been popular since 1984, just keep it to
already and I know there are students out            technology designed by large corporations        on the financial sector are much to blame        it’s the government or big business, but the                                                                                                      Craig.Flanery@mail.umkc.edu.
                                                                                                                                                       reality of our complex, interwoven economy          This year, we’re setting our goal even         For more information on Relay for Life,                                                         yourself.
there as stubborn, if not more stubborn than         to organize their anti-business protests, the    for the current economic turmoil.                                                                 higher. It’s currently at $50,000, and we’re   or to register to participate, visit www.                             mheiman@unews.com               Honesty is not always going to be the best
I am.                                                hypocrisy runs rampant.                             A small handful of wealthy investors          is that neither is solely to blame for the
                                                                                                                                                       recession.                                       considering raising it again, to $75,000.      relayforlife.org. For more information on                                                          thing for either party, so a little piece of advice
                             rsanchez@unews.com         But, but, but, I’m sure they have a smug      control an unfathomable amount of wealth                                                          The event, scheduled for April 20-21, will     the Rockhurst and UMKC Relay, contact                                                              from the victim: Keep your mouth closed.
                                                     way of rationalizing it, as they do everything   and make unilateral decisions that affect the                               nzoschke@unews.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      svaughn@unews.com
                                                     else. The angry tea partiers will quickly        livelihoods of millions. The financial sector
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