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February 17, 2010
                                 The Stanford Daily                                  An Independent Publication
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Volume 237
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Issue 12

 Do you support the inclusion
 of transgender surgery coverage
 for students in Vaden’s new
 Cardinal Care?
                                                    Admins explain tuition increase
 Yes, I support its coverage.                          Details regarding the new $50,576 cost of undergraduate education for 2010-11
 No, it should not be covered.
 Indifferent                                                 By ROBERT TOEWS                           effect of the current state of the economy on          Some of the additional revenue from these        MBA students and continuing medical stu-
                                                                 STAFF WRITER                          students’ and families’ wallets.                    increases could help fund salary increases for      dents, to a 5.8 percent increase in law school
 To vote, please visit                                                              “In deciding upon a figure for this year, we     the University’s faculty and staff. The money       tuition.
                                                     The Stanford Board of Trustees’                   were mindful of the recent economic crisis          will also help cover the University’s ever-            For undergraduates and their families, in
     Poll Result                                 announcement last week of an increase in the
                                                 cost of attendance for the 2010-11 academic
                                                                                                       and the effect that it has had on household
                                                                                                       budgets,” said Tim Warner, the vice provost
                                                                                                                                                           increasing operating costs, according to
                                                                                                                                                                                                               particular, attention immediately turned from
                                                                                                                                                                                                               the cost of attendance to financial aid.
     What does last night’s win mean for         year marks an attempt by the University to            for budget and auxiliaries management. “We             “One thing that is important to keep in             “One of the things that makes this tuition
     the Stanford men’s basketball team?         find a difficult balance between its stated rev-      are trying to balance the twin objectives of, on    mind is that revenue from tuition represents        increase more manageable for families is the
                                                 enue needs and the concerns of students and           the one hand, keeping Stanford competitive,         the school’s main source of unrestricted            financial aid program that we have in place
 Nothing, the Pac-10 is just awful               families weathering a trying economic cli-            but, on the other hand, recognizing that a          income, which is really critical because it gives   here at Stanford, which we feel is very com-
                                                 mate.                                                 tuition increase does affect families and stu-      us the most flexibility in terms of the projects    petitive,” Warner said.
     (54%, 44 Votes)                                 Last week, the board voted to approve a           dents.”                                             that we can fund,” Warner said. “We use it to          The board stated that the amount of
                                                 3.5 percent increase in total undergraduate              Leslie Hume, chair of the board of               support pretty much all aspects of operating        money dedicated to undergraduate financial
                                                 charges — tuition, room and board — for the           trustees, also emphasized moderation in her         the University, as well as the fact that we hope    aid would increase proportionally to the
 Stanford can only win at home                   2010-11 academic year. The increase will              initial announcement, saying that the               to increase salary for our faculty and staff        tuition increase. In a news release, trustees
     (24%, 20 Votes)                             bring the total annual cost of a Stanford             University was “mindful of the economic             next year, which is something we were not           said the University “expects to provide an
                                                 undergraduate education to $50,576.                   hardships facing many Stanford students and         able to do last year.”                              equal amount” of financial aid as this year,
                                                     While the cost of attendance will reach a         their families.”                                       These revenues will not come only from           when about 50 percent of undergraduates
 We have a basketball team?                      historic high, this is the lowest that the annu-         “We have tried both to moderate tuition          the undergraduate population. Trustees              received approximately $112 million in aid.
     (17%, 14 Votes)                             al tuition increase has been in over 30 years, a      and to ensure generous financial aid for those      approved increases in graduate tuition as              Administrators thus confirmed that the
                                                 fact that board members and administrators            most in need,” Hume said following the              well, ranging from a 3.5 percent increase in
                                                 attribute to their attempt to alleviate the           board’s Feb. 8-9 meeting.                           tuition for general graduate students, entering              Please see TUITION, page 3
 Stanford is a contender again
     (5%, 4 Votes)                                                                                                                                                                                              HEALTH
                                                                                                             FEATURES PRESENTS

Researchers                                                                THE WILD LIFE
                                                         For conservationist George Schaller, it’s all animals, all the time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                on coverage of
call for North                                                   By ADAM COLE
                                                              CONTRIBUTING WRITER
                                                                                                                                                           Jhumki Basu ‘98, who passed away in 2008
                                                                                                                                                           after a long fight with breast cancer. Basu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                trans surgery
Korea policy                                                                                                                                               was a New York University professor who              Students react to inclusion of

                                                                eorge Schaller has locked eyes                                                             fiercely promoted high-quality science edu-
                                                                with tigers, babysat lions and                                                             cation for under-privileged students.                sex reassignment
                                                                crossed paths with gun-wielding                                                               Schaller, currently the senior conserva-
Former CIA analyst gives                                        militias from Rwanda to                                                                    tionist with the Wildlife Conservation               operations in Cardinal Care
                                                                Afghanistan, all in an effort to                                                           Society, knows the importance of an early
nuclear diplomacy opinion                           protect the world’s most engaging and most
                                                    threatened animals.
                                                                                                                                                           introduction to science. Seventy-seven, gray-
                                                                                                                                                           haired and lean, Schaller still speaks with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             By BRIANNA PANG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                STAFF WRITER
                                                       “I went into this whole business because I                                                          hint of childhood excitement about conser-
       By PHILIPPE DE KONING                        enjoy watching animals, but you learn very                                                             vation.                                                  With the addition next year of transgen-
                                                    quickly that you have a moral obligation to                                                               “Like most naturalists, I started out as a         der surgery coverage to Cardinal Care,
    Stanford University researchers                                                                                       Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons    kid interested in the outdoors,” he said.
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                                                    protect what you study,” he said.                                                                                                                            Stanford’s student health plan, some stu-
issued a call last week to the                         Over the past five decades, Schaller has                                                               Schaller’s work has taken him to remote            dents say there are quality-of-life improve-
Obama administration for a new
policy toward nuclear diplomacy
with North Korea in “Activating a
                                                    done research in 23 countries, written 19
                                                    books and helped establish reserves that
                                                                                                             “You learn                                    corners of the globe where gumption is a
                                                                                                                                                           prerequisite for research. He has donned
                                                                                                                                                           layer after woolly layer to follow hairy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ments on the horizon for transgender stu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 dents here.
                                                    cover an area almost as big as Spain.                                                                                                                           Some international students, who next
North Korea Policy,” an article pub-
lished in the Bulletin of Atomic
                                                    Traveling with his wife and two sons, Schaller
                                                    has studied snow leopards, pandas, gorillas,
                                                                                                          very quickly that                                antelopes across the frozen Tibetan plateau
                                                                                                                                                           and driven for hours in a Land Rover to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 year are required to buy into Cardinal Care,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 are expressing frustration with the plan,
                                                    tigers, lions and antelopes — all species                                                              track down lion scat in the Serengeti.                whose transgender coverage they say they
    Robert Carlin, a former top
North Korea analyst at the CIA
                                                    whose numbers are dwindling.
                                                       “Conservation is basically ethics, spiritual
                                                                                                         you have a moral                                     “Scientific papers all sound very neat and
                                                                                                                                                           tidy,” Schaller said, “but I spend as much
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 won’t need.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By and large, however, many students
and the State Department, and                                                                                                                              time picking vehicles out of mud as doing
John Lewis, a senior fellow at the
Freeman Spogli Institute, authored
                                                    value, beauty,” Schaller said. “It’s not hard
                                                    science per se, but it must be based on hard
                                                                                                        obligation to protect                              science.”
                                                                                                                                                              “If there’s a rock star in field biology,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 have welcomed the change.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “It is fantastic that Stanford is leading the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 world in trans rights and equality by making
the article.                                                                                                                                               George Schaller’s the guy,” added Alan
    The plea comes just as North
Korea has signaled a willingness to
                                                       Today at 7 p.m. in Bishop Auditorium, the
                                                    veteran conservationist will share some of
                                                    his memories and photos with the Stanford
                                                                                                          what you study.”                                 Launer, a research associate with the
                                                                                                                                                           Stanford Center for Conservation Biology.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sure that trans students at Stanford are well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 supported in the student health care plan,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 said ASSU executives David Gobaud, a
discuss its nuclear weapons pro-                    community and high school students from                                                                “He’ll go out in the middle of nowhere for            coterminal student, and Andy Parker ‘11 in a
gram with envoys from China, the                    the Bay Area.                                            — GEORGE SCHALLER,                            months, even years, just to get important             statement.
United States and the United                           The presentation, titled “Science and                                                                                                                        The decision to cover transgender surgery
Nations. Carlin’s and Lewis’s piece                 Adventure,” is the first in a series honoring             senior conservationist                              Please see SCHALLER, page 2
invites the Obama administration
to shift away from a hard-line strat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Please see SURGERY, page 3
egy toward Pyongyang and use the
current period of relative calm to               STUDENT GOV’T
pursue a strategy of engagement.

                                                 Senators debate SSD
    Last year, North Korea defied
the international community by
launching its first nuclear test since
2006, sparking an international out-

                                                 stipends for officers
cry and jeopardizing the already
fragile international nonprolifera-
tion framework. North Korea is
currently estimated to have
between six and 10 plutonium-
based nuclear weapons.
    North Korea also heightened                             By ZOE RICHARDS                             However, as this year’s Senate tightens
tension with the United States                             SENIOR STAFF WRITER                      its financial belt, many remain skeptical —
when it sentenced two American                                                                      if not firmly opposed — to the proposed
journalists to 12 years in prison last               With special fees petitioning season on        SSD budget.
year, though the journalists were                its way, the ASSU Undergraduate Senate
eventually released after a visit                last night considered the projected Student        Slow Move Toward Elimination of
from former President Clinton in                 Services Division (SSD) budget, which will         Stipends?
August.                                          move SSD to special fees for the first time           “We don’t just hand out money for
    For Carlin, as well as for Lewis,            this year. A number of senators expressed          director stipends,” said Alex Katz ‘12, the
who has visited North Korea more                 clear opposition to the allotted stipends,         chair of the Administration and Rules com-
than 15 times since 1986, any recent             suggesting that SSD officers ought not be          mittee. The Senate typically does not sup-
tensions should not drive policy                 paid through the special fee at all.               port officer stipends for special fees groups,
determinations.                                      SSD envelopes the ASSU Shuttle                 he added. Katz was particularly opposed to
    “Washington appears to be suf-               Service, the Green Store, the Wellness             the more than $10,000 spent on director’s
fering from severe amnesia,” Carlin              Room, the Tutoring for Community pro-              salaries, which represents nearly 30 percent
said in an interview with The Daily.             gram and Technology Consulting Services.           of the budget right now.
Paradoxically, he said, a successful                 According to ASSU Vice President                  Many senators agreed with Katz’s call
                                                 Andy Parker ‘11, who presented the budg-           toward “eliminating, not trimming,” officer                                                                                   CHRIS HOLVE/The Stanford Daily
                                                 et, last year’s Senate approved stipends for                                                        The ASSU argues over the Student Services Division (SSD) budget and questions the legitimacy of
       Please see NUCLEAR, page 3                nearly “twice as much” for SSD officers.                    Please see ASSU, page 3                 director’s salaries for VSOs, citing compensation for a “substantial” workload at yesterday’s meeting.

Index                           Features/2 • Opinions/4 • Sports/6 • Classifieds/7                                                                                                                                                    Recycle Me
2 N Wednesday, February 17, 2010                                                                                                                                                                                       The Stanford Daily

                  Bidding pride adieu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Feb              17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future:Master
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ink Painters in 20th-Century China
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11 AM — Cantor Arts Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ash Wednesday Ecumenical Service with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Imposition of Ashes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12 PM — Memorial Church

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EESS Winter 09-10 Seminar Series:Oliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chadwick UC-Santa Barbara
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12:15 PM — Y2E2 Room 111

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Music Department’s Noon Concert Series:Flute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  students of Melody Holmes-Schaefle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12:15 PM — Campbell Recital Hall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Women’s Tennis vs. Boise State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1:30 PM — Stanford, CA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New Approaches for Ocean Conservation -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mike Sutton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2:30 PM — Y2E2 Room 299

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Energy Seminar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4:15 PM — 420-40

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “China’s One Child Policy and Its Looming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Demographic Crisis,” presented by Feng Wang
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of the University of California-Irvine for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Morrison Institute Winter Colloquium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4:15 PM — Herrin T-175

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rashmi Sinha and Jonathan Boutelle,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4:30 PM — Skilling Auditorium
                                                                                                                                                                           CHRIS HOLVE/The Stanford Daily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  African American Arts Winter Lecture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Series:Huey Copeland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 PM — Cummings Art Building, AR2

              Athletes sing, dance and strip down for charity                                                                                                                                                     From Greystone Quarry to Stone River:A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  History of Stanford Sandstone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5:15 PM — 200-2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  George Schaller:A Naturalist in the World’s
               By KATE ABBOTT                         cer. This year’s goal was to improve upon           nade by one of the football players.             $87 to make up the difference and meet the             Wilderness
                   DESK EDITOR                        last year’s fundraising and make an                    Routines ranged from the men’s golf           $5000 goal.                                            7 PM — Bishop Auditorium, Graduate School of
                                                      unprecedented $5,000 — all in roughly               team telling dirty jokes about Tiger Woods           “I’m super stoked,” Hill said. “We raised          Business

             ive, Six, Seven, Eight!” yelled a        three hours.                                        to both gymnastics teams performing              $2000 last year and this year really pushed
                                                         “We’ve started raising a lot more money          stunts on stage — and at least three teams       the limits. The venue was packed, and we               Careers in Philanthropy
             girl to her teammate, who went                                                                                                                                                                       7 PM — CDC 1st Floor Conference Room
             shooting into the air. The cheer         over the years,” said coordinator Corinne           sang along to 90s hit “Bye Bye Bye.”             raised [the] goal, which was absurd.
   squad, a mass of red t-shirts and white hair       Smith ‘11, who planned Date Auction from               The charity event did experience a brief          “What this does for Camp Kesem is                  MAAN Up:Men Speak Out Against Violence
   ribbons, was practicing a routine they had         behind the scenes. “There was a lot more            somber note after the ninth act when             awesome,” she added.
                                                      participation from different teams, and             Quarles reminded the audience that the               All of the money raised is distributed             Against Women
   run through at least a thousand times in the                                                                                                                                                                   7 PM — CoHo
   last month in preparation for Nationals —          we’re also trying to get people outside of          goal of $5,000 was not close to being            throughout different programs for the
   but, more immediately, for the Athlete             the athletic department. Increasing                 reached.                                         camp.                                                  Misha Dichter, piano
   Date Auction.                                      involvement has been important in raising              Following Quarles’ exclamation that               “It’s a high goal and a lot to expect, and         8 PM — Dinkelspiel Auditorium
       The cheerleader fell with a small thud         the money.”                                         “we’re gonna make it rain up in here!” a         I was nervous we weren’t going to get it,
   into the arms of several teammates, and the           Cardinal Council, a group of athletes on         football signed by coach Jim Harbaugh and        but right at the end we pulled through,”               An Evening of Traditional Neapolitan Music
   squad skipped off-stage and into the crowd         campus that promotes student welfare,               two sideline football tickets sold for $550,     Smith said.                                            8 PM — Campbell Recital Hall
   as students filed into Cubberly Auditorium         hosted the event. Smith said the date auc-          the highest bid up to this point.                    Cheerleader Julia Wycliff ‘12 said that
   Tuesday night.                                     tion “is a way for athletes to get involved in         Entire teams were also up for grabs,          while the atmosphere surrounding the                   The Clara Sumpf Yiddish Lecture Series -
       A picture of the women’s lacrosse team         community service.”                                 and their prizes included laser tagging          Date Auction is typically a fun one, it was            Naomi Seidman -”The Rise of the Jewish Novel
   flashed on the screen in front, signaling the         “This is an awful lot of spandex,” one           dates and pool parties. Many of the pur-         still “scary to perform.”
                                                      attendee whispered to a friend as the event         chases seemed to be made by athletes on              “It was a lot of fun, though, and I’m glad         and the Sexual Transformation of Ashkenaz “
   beginning of the evening’s festivities. It was
   Date Auction time.                                 kicked off.                                         other teams, while acts consisted mostly of      we got to help out Camp Kesem,” she said.              (in English)
                                                            Teams sat together and planned their          freshmen athletes performing pelvic              “I’d say the general atmosphere is pretty              8 PM — Levinthal Hall - Stanford Humanities
       The annual Athlete Date Auction fea-
                                                      bids for the evening, encouraging girls to          thrusts and girls doing renditions of the        goofy, and it was kind of fun to see a bunch           Center
   tured 23 varsity and club teams who
   danced, pranced and showed more than a             raise their hands for male athletes, many of        “stanky leg.”                                    of athletes let loose and dance around.”
                                                      whom took their shirts off. Indeed, remov-             Bids began at $50. In a record-breaking           “Plus, the soccer team took their shirts           For a posting of your organization’s event,
   little skin on stage to encourage bidding                                                                                                                                                                      contact VP of Sales Mary Liz McCurdy at
   from the audience.                                 ing clothes seemed to be a winning strate-          bid, the men’s rowing team raised $600 fol-      off . . . definitely the best moment of the
       The funds raised by the date auction           gy in encouraging audience members to               lowing a choreographed dance and chan-           night,” Wycliff added.                                 For other events, please visit https://newas-
   benefit Camp Kesem, a Stanford student-            bid. To encourage larger contributions, co-         neling of Napoleon Dynamite onstage. Co-                                                      
   run summer camp provided free of charge            host Austin Quarles ‘11 even promised “a            host Kelly Hill ‘11, a redshirt sophomore        Contact Kate Abbott kmabbott@stanford.
   to children whose parents suffer from can-         kiss from Andrew Luck” following a sere-            on the women’s rowing team, contributed          edu.

SCHALLER                 Continued from front page

information on some organism.”                “I have a very focused agenda,           the human biology department,               “I’ll tell them, ‘hey, you’ve got to      All they need is a pair of binocu-
    At the end of the day, Schaller’s     and that is to help with conserva-           which sponsored the lecture. “I hope     get involved,’” Schaller said. “It        lars, a notebook and a pen. Anything
list of essentials boils down to a few    tion,” he said. “Countries realize           that [Schaller will] trigger their       doesn’t matter what profession            else is extra.
simple items: “a pair of binoculars, a    that, so they tend to tolerate me.”          imagination and inspire them to see      you’re in. Whether lawyer or busi-
notebook and a pen — anything else            Schaller’s dedication to conserva-       that conservation biology isn’t just a   nessman, you can be involved in the       Contact    Adam        Cole        at
is extra.”                                tion is fueled by his emotional con-         word — it’s an exciting career.”         environment.”                   
    Schaller’s use of these simple        nection to nature. He recalled the
tools has helped protect some previ-      bittersweet experience of looking
ously mysterious animals, yet he          out over the diversity and abun-
thinks some of his most important         dance of the African Serengeti with
work is in education.                     his wife.
    “Training nationals in their own          “[I had] an emotional, even prim-
country — that’s the most lasting         itive response to seeing all this beau-
thing you could do,” Schaller said.       ty and all that wildlife, but still [felt]
“Long after I’m gone, there will still    the guilt of knowing what human
be this work being done.”                 beings have done,” he said.
    Schaller’s efforts have landed            Even as he tirelessly pursues his
him in the Democratic Republic of         work, Schaller worries about the
Congo during its independence             level of environmental concern in
struggle, China in the aftermath of       America. This is, in part, what brings
the Cultural Revolution and, in           him to Stanford today. Among his
recent years, the mountains of            audience will be high school stu-
Afghanistan.                              dents from Redwood City, San Jose
    “Conservation is, in the end, poli-   and East Palo Alto, some from the
tics,” Schaller said. But the biolo-      same schools Jhumki Basu was
gist’s singularity of purpose has         involved with while at Stanford.
helped him navigate these troubled            “I hope they are inspired,” said
regions.                                  Robyn Duby, an administrator in
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              NEWS BRIEFS
SURGERY                                                                                                                   NUCLEAR
                                                                                 Community Resources Center stu-                                                     strengthen the foundations for a
                                                                                 dent staff member, pointed out that                                                 process that could meet their

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                                             “We do not                          the change allows transgender stu-
                                                                                 dents to live more comfortably in
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                                                                                                                                                                     respective needs. Why wouldn’t we
                                                                                                                                                                     want a deal of this kind again?”
                                                                                                                                                                        He and Lewis further argue that       Twitter picks Stanford
aimed to provide adequate medical
treatment for students with gender
                                             anticipate a                           “There are still many ways in
                                                                                 which transgender students face dis-
                                                                                 crimination here,” he said. “For
                                                                                                                          1994 agreement that took signifi-
                                                                                                                          cant steps toward a non-nuclear
                                                                                                                                                                     the current shape of sanctions is not
                                                                                                                                                                     accomplishing much to advance the
                                                                                                                                                                     goal of a non-nuclear North Korea.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  alum as CFO
identity disorder, according to Ira
Friedman, the director of Vaden
Health Center at Stanford.
                                          large number of                        example, changing one’s registered
                                                                                 name is an extremely cumbersome
                                                                                 process, and students have reported
                                                                                                                          North Korea is being used by
                                                                                                                          Washington as a justification for a
                                                                                                                          hard-line policy demanding noth-
                                                                                                                                                                        “We’re not trying to say the
                                                                                                                                                                     sanctions policy should be com-
                                                                                                                                                                     pletely altered,” Carlin said. “It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Graduate School of Business
   Friedman said he does not expect
the coverage option to be widely
                                             surgeries.”                         different names appearing on the
                                                                                 diploma and the Cardinal Careers
                                                                                 recruiting Web site.”
                                                                                                                          ing less than total denuclearization.
                                                                                                                              Carlin highlighted the period
                                                                                                                          from 1994 to 2000 as one of suc-
                                                                                                                                                                     should be refined as the diplomatic
                                                                                                                                                                     process starts to gain traction.”
                                                                                                                                                                        “Given how China has ramped
                                                                                                                                                                                                              alumnus Ali Rowghani ‘02, former
                                                                                                                                                                                                              CFO and Senior Vice President of
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Strategic Planning at Pixar
   “We do not anticipate a large                                                    For some international students,      cessful talks between the United           up its trade with North Korea, what      Animation Studios, has been select-
number of surgeries,” Friedman                                                   however, the addition of transgen-       States and North Korea: the North          can we really expect sanctions to        ed by Twitter, Inc. as the company’s
wrote in an e-mail to The Daily.           DR. IRA FRIEDMAN,                     der surgery coverage raises cost con-    Koreans agreed to discontinue the          accomplish?” Carlin added.               new chief financial officer.
“Having this benefit opens the plan                                              cerns as it coincides with a new         construction of two large nuclear             Carlin suspects that the                  According to the San Francisco
to additional expenses, but for the           Director of Vaden                  requirement that all foreign students    reactors and decrease their produc-        Americans did not design any gen-        Chronicle, Twitter, Inc., in the search
plan as a whole we do not anticipate                                             buy into Cardinal Care next year.        tion of the fissile material used in       uine “exit strategy” for sanctions,      to “generate an income stream more
that the impact will be very costly.”    patients,” she said.                       “Most students in my community        nuclear weapons.                           which could be employed as the           commensurate with its popularity,”
   He said the decision to cover            Obedin-Maliver said that trans-      (Chinese community) find Cardinal            Early last decade, however, the        North Koreans move closer to the         hired Rowghani in an act that “could
transgender surgical treatments was      gender health care challenges can be    Care super expensive and complete-       North Koreans were accused by the          American position.                       be key to Twitter’s financial future.”
made after students and staff articu-    many: doctors may refuse to treat a     ly unnecessary as things that would      Bush administration of violating the          Although the U.S. envoy to                Twitter previously signed $25 mil-
lated the transgender community’s        transgender person due to fear,         never be helpful to most of us, such     1994 Agreed Framework, resulting           North Korea, Stephen Bosworth,           lion in Internet search deals with
needs and concerns.                      transphobia or inexperience, and        as transgender surgery, are now cov-     in North Korea’s departure from            has started to hold informal talks       Microsoft and Google, yielding a
   According to Juno Obedin-             without proper insurance, health        ered,” wrote Crystal Yin, a first-year   the agreement. Carlin claims that          with the North Koreans, Lewis and        profit. The Chronicle noted that
Maliver, a fifth-year medical student    care costs for transgender people       graduate student in management           the extreme focus Washington               Carlin warned that this move will        Twitter officials have dropped hints
and co-founder of the Stanford           can skyrocket.                          science and engineering, in an e-mail    places on the failure of this agree-       ultimately be fruitless unless           of introducing a form of advertising
LGBT Medical Education Research             “Denying care to transgender         to The Daily.                            ment is an oversimplification that         Washington adjusts its rigid stance      for the coming year, although this is
Group, the move is a statement           individuals is inappropriate and dis-      Across the bay, UC-Berkeley           hinders the Obama administration           toward the country.                      still unconfirmed.
toward tolerance and acceptance of       respects their diagnosed condition,”    instated services for transgender        in its ability to craft a coherent and        “All we have done in the past             Rowghani, a Fulbright scholar
the transgender community.               Obedin-Maliver said.” By covering       members in their Student Health          realistic policy for the eventual          year is give[n] the North Koreans        who began at Pixar in 2001, is sched-
   “By providing this surgery,           this care, we can make sure it’s done   Insurance Plan in August 2009.           denuclearization of North Korea.           free reign,” Carlin said.                uled to join Twitter’s headquarters in
they’re saying that they’re willing to   in a quality way that avoids compli-                                                 “The Agreed Framework was                                                       San Francisco in March.
think about and create a welcoming       cations in the future.”                 Contact Brianna Pang at bkpang@          successful in many ways,” Carlin           Contact Philippe de Koning at
environment       for    transgender        Charles Syms ‘11, an LGBT                              said. “Both sides learned to                                      — Christine McFadden

TUITION                                  ASSU
                                                                                 budget last year. “[SSD’s budget]        SSD to seek 15 percent student             VSOs and one that removed a              from them in order to deny services
                                                                                 would actually be keeping with that      approval without soliciting Senate         clause from the joint by-laws which      if they so chose.
                                                                                 trend,” he said.                         support at all.                            would allow VSOs access to SUNet             Elections commissioners Quinn
Continued from front page                Continued from front page                  According to Parker, the original        “It’s like there’s no good faith —      ID numbers. The clause was deleted       Slack ‘11 and Cotis Mitchell ‘12
                                                                                 vision for SSD was to cover it with      [SSD] should come to the Senate,”          to align the body with student pri-      announced that polling stations are
                                                                                 the reserve funding for up to a year     Zietsman added.                            vacy concerns raised by the              scheduled to be set up at major din-
financial aid program put in place       salaries.                               and then move it to special fees for        Parker defended the decision by         University.                              ing halls, including Wilbur, Stern and
in 2008 — which covers tuition,             “That’s why they’re called volun-    funding this year. However, in its       acknowledging that the SSD budget              Minh Dan Vuong ‘11, the finan-       Lagunita, for the spring election.
room and board for students whose        tary student organizations,” added      current form, this goal may be easi-     sidesteps the funding policies put in      cial officer for Alternative Spring      They will also consider the possibili-
families earn less than $60,000 and      Anton Zietsman ‘12, chair of the        er said than done.                       place by Appropriations and, as a          Break, appeared on the Senate floor      ty of holding polling outside of
covers tuition for students whose        Appropriations committee, saying           “This is going to be a very con-      result, suggested that it would not        during open forum to encourage the       Green Library and areas more fre-
families earn less than $100,000 —       that in the budget’s current form, he   tentious issue among special fees        make sense to seek Senate                  Senate to think carefully about          quently visited by upperclassmen.
will continue.                           would not support its approval.         FOs [financial officers], and as a       approval.                                  future measures to secure VSOs               Senator Zachary Johnson ‘10
   The board’s decision was based        “[The stipends are] not reasonable      special fees FO, I’d be pretty              With an eruption of questions           more control to grant or deny serv-      said he has begun drafting legisla-
in part on the fact that several peer    and not justified,” he added.           pissed,” Katz said.                      about SSD as a protectorate of a           ices for students who requested          tion to create a buffer fund to
institutions — notably, Princeton           While Parker suggested that the         Parker suggested that SSD will        number of organizations that ought         refunds from their group.                address future funding challenges
and Cornell — have announced             “substantial” workload for these        not follow the most common route         to be running independently, the               “My concern is they’re just strik-   for student events, such as the fund-
comparable increases for the 2010-       positions was reason enough to pay      to funding by first seeking Senate       budget discussion was tabled for           ing it, but are they going to put in a   ing crunch faced by the junior class
11 school year.                          officers, Katz remained uncon-          approval and then garnering an           further discussion until next week.        new system?” Vuong said after the        cabinet with Mausoleum Party earli-
   Undergraduate tuition will            vinced.                                 additional 10 percent approval vote                                                 meeting.                                 er this year.
increase to $38,700 from $37,380;           “I believe small stipends are        from students. Instead, SSD’s peti-      Previous Notice Bills Passed                   The Senate has suggested that it         Tommy Tobin ‘10 has been rec-
room costs to $6,700 from $6,411;        appropriate,” Parker said in an         tion will directly solicit 15 percent        Tuesday’s meeting saw the pass-        will work to find an alternate system    ommended by the Nominations
and meal plans to $5,176 from            interview with The Daily. He noted      approval from the student body for       ing of all its funding bills, along with   to ID numbers, perhaps drafting leg-     Commission for the Board of
$5,052.                                  two other organizations — FLiCKS        the budget increase.                     an assortment of other legislative         islation that would allow access sim-    Judicial Affairs for spring quarter.
                                         and the Speakers Bureau — which            Brian Wanyoike ‘12, chair of the      bills, including several that dealt        ply to SUNet IDs so that VSOs
Contact Robert Toews at rtoews@          are both on special fees and also       Advocacy committee, warned that it       directly with alleviating special fees     would have a list of compiled names      Contact Zoe Richards at iamzoe@                            provided officer stipends in their      would be “absolutely ridiculous” for     pressure for both students and             of those who requested refunds 
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ets by trying to approve as much spending as               dent groups themselves, and one we hope
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                                      G ET         IT     R IGHT

     A Cold Dose of Reality,
  Courtesy of Professor Phil Jones
     umping on the climate change bandwag-
     on would be a convenient course to take.
     The temptation is sometimes over-
whelming.After all, scientists have reached a                  Erica
“consensus,” Stanford professors speak with
one mind and Stanford students are down-
right evangelical when it comes to the global
warming gospel. I could join the sustainabili-
                                                                                                                                                                             S TRANGELY C HARMING
ty community (hooray solidarity), receive re-

                                                                                                                                                   Treemendous Scientists
search funding from the federal government                 fused Freedom of Information requests for
(assuming my results supports the political                crucial data behind the theory of man-made
platforms of the powers that be) and drive a               climate change. Colleagues speculate that
Prius (the name is so similar to “pious”). I               Jones misplaced the data. The aforemen-

could nod knowingly as all weather phenom-                 tioned e-mails indicate that it may have been                        hile here at Stanford scientists                                                                         down the hall to the X-Ray room, and asked
ena are attributed to human evils and shake                intentionally eliminated. In any case, Jones                         clearly stride at the top of the social                                                                  for a picture of his handiwork, to confirm
my head sadly at the ignorance of cynics. Cli-             conceded to BBC News on February 13 that                             strata, the public face of modern sci-                                                                   that the catheter had indeed gone into his
mate change skeptics are an ostracized lot at              “there is some truth” to the suggestion by his             ence is often painted as dry and repetitive,                                                                       heart. While the stunt cost him his job, he
the moment: they stand in the way of the                   colleagues that he has not kept an accurate                and conducted by nebbish,bespectacled men                                                                          eventually won the 1956 Nobel Prize in Med-
greater good, naively question accepted par-               paper trail of the data behind the infamous                and women in windowless labs. This is a                                                 Jack                       icine and has since saved countless lives.
adigms and, more generally, hate the planet. I             hockey stick graph. He has also confirmed                  tragedy, as it conceals how truly exciting and                                          Cackler                        Barry Marshall and Robin Warren were
could distance myself from this motley crew                that there has been no statistically significant           wonderful the world of modern science can                                                                          doctors in Australia who were studying gas-
and experience the self-righteous glory of the             warming in the past 15 years, and that tem-                be. While it is easy to get lost in a world rac-                                                                   tric ulcers. As the stomach is filled with hy-
earnest makeshift climatologist out to make                peratures may well have been warmer in the                 ing for grant funding, IRB approvals and re-                                                                       drochloric acid, it was long thought to be
her mark in this troubled world.                           medieval warming period than they are                      peat trials, the simple fact is that science has                                                                   much too harsh an environment for any bac-
    Why then, do I not pursue the prescribed               today.                                                     landed people on the moon, enabled instant                                                                         teria to survive. Despite substantial evidence
path? Because I am simply not convinced. I
do not blindly deny the possibility of man-
made climate change nor presume to claim
                                                           BBC Interview:
                                                              Q: “Do you agree that from 1995 to the
                                                                                                                      communication around the globe and cured
                                                                                                                      countless diseases, all of which would have
                                                                                                                      seemed absurd a hundred years ago. Every
                                                                                                                                                                              No matter what you                                         that bacteria, particularly Helicobacter py-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         lori, were indeed the cause of ulcers, the sci-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         entific community was reticent to modify
expertise in climatology. I maintain a healthy
dose of skepticism that seems prudent in
                                                                  present there has been no statistical-
                                                                  ly significant global warming?”
                                                                                                                      so often, there comes along a scientist who
                                                                                                                      throws caution to the winds and discovers                 are passionate                                           their accepted principle that nothing could
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         survive in HCl. Growing frustrated, Marshall
light of the unprecedented changes being                   Jones: “Yes, but only just.”                               something really cool not just through clever                                                                      decided to prove them wrong the easiest way
suggested and implemented in our lives. The
“better safe than sorry” argument is a fa-
                                                              Q: “Do you agree that natural influ-
                                                                  ences could have contributed signifi-
                                                                                                                      reasoning, but also through sheer brazen au-
                                                                                                                      dacity.Today I would like to take a step back
                                                                                                                                                                                about,never be                                           he knew, by chugging a beaker of H. pylori.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Unlike Phipps or Forssman, who were hop-
vorite of the uninformed climate change lem-
ming, but it holds no water. How can educat-
ed, intelligent individuals possibly accept
                                                                  cantly to the global warming ob-
                                                                  served from 1975-1998?”
                                                           Jones: “This area is slightly outside my area
                                                                                                                      to celebrate some of the true badasses in sci-
                                                                                                                      ence history.
                                                                                                                         Edward Jenner was a surgeon from
                                                                                                                                                                               afraid to be bold.                                        ing their daring adventures would surprising-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ly end safely, Marshall’s goal from the outset
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         was to get sick in order to prove that bacteria
that line of reasoning? When our futures are
to be impacted by potential legislation we
should demand accuracy and honesty from
                                                                  of expertise.”
                                                              Q: “How confident are you that warm-
                                                                  ing has taken place and that humans
                                                                                                                      Berkeley, England (don’t worry, not that
                                                                                                                      Berkeley), who developed the concept of
                                                                                                                      vaccination. Jenner theorized that cow pox
                                                                                                                                                                              Sometimes it is the                                        were the source of the ulcers. Dangerous?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Yes. Outrageous? Certainly. But effective?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Absolutely. His work revolutionized the sci-
scientists, politicians and the media. Not fifty
years ago, dire warnings of global cooling
filled the papers. More recently, proclama-
                                                                  are mainly responsible?”
                                                           Jones: “I’m 100 percent confident that the
                                                                  climate has warmed . . . there’s evi-
                                                                                                                      (a non-lethal relative of small pox) exposure
                                                                                                                      helped generate immunity to small pox after
                                                                                                                      noticing with local farmers that milkmaids
                                                                                                                                                                               craziest ideas we                                         entific community’s understanding of bacte-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ria and aided countless people who have now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         used antibiotics to cure stomach ulcers. For
tions that ethanol would save us all from for-
eign oil dependency ran rampant. Is it so im-
                                                                  dence that most of the warming since
                                                                  the 1950s is due to human activity.”
                                                                                                                      tended not to get small pox. Incidentally, the
                                                                                                                      term vaccine is derived from the latin word               learn from the                                           their work, Marshall and Warren received
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the 2005 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
possible that the scientific “certainties” of                                                                         vacca for cow, bearing homage to Jenner’s in-                                                                          I have two real points here.The first is that
today may undergo radical changes fifty
years from now?
                                                              So . . . there is no statistically significant
                                                           evidence that the climate has warmed in the
                                                                                                                      genuity. The real hero of the story, however,
                                                                                                                      is an eight-year-old boy named James
                                                                                                                                                                                     most.                                               science is very exciting. While the pursuit of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         enlightenment is enough to fascinate me, it is
    Maybe we should ask Professor Phil                     past 15 years, Jones has admitted that he is no            Phipps, who Jenner tested his theory on in                                                                         good to know that there is science out there
Jones, former Director of the Climate Re-                  expert in natural sources of climate change                1796. Somehow, vaccination being an undis-                                                                         every bit as riveting as the latest Hollywood
search Unit at the University of East Anglia.              and yet he claims with 100 percent conviction              covered and certainly not well understood                   Werner Forssmann was a German sur-                     blockbuster. The larger point is that while
In November, Phil Jones became the focal                   that man-made warming is scientifically de-                concept, Jenner convinced both the boy and               geon who was looking for a method to access               “conventional” science is usually a great
point of the so-called “Climategate” scandal               fensible. I find this highly suspect.                      his mother that it was a good idea to a) infect          the heart to deliver drugs locally, rather than           method toward lighting the lamp of knowl-
when e-mails surfaced suggesting the modifi-                  Perhaps there is warming. Perhaps it is                 him intentionally with cow pox b) expose                 throughout the body. He had worked in urol-               edge, sometimes bold determination, backed
cation of climate data, the withholding of in-             manmade. But when one of the figureheads                   him to attenuated small pox and c) hope for              ogy and had the bright idea that a urinary                by carefully reasoned scientific insight, can
formation and the inaccuracy of testing                    of the movement is forced to eat his words                 the best. Having given more than a couple                catheter could be modified to be threaded to              be tremendously effective. I am not advocat-
equipment.At the time, Jones desperately at-               and admit faulty record-keeping and re-                    tours to Stanford parents, I am not sure how             the bloodstream eventually reaching the                   ing that each of you run down to Herrin to
tempted to rationalize the e-mails, which                  search practices, I think the issue bears fur-             many of you reading this would have been al-             heart, a process now known as cardiac                     pound a flask of your favorite bacteria, but I
mention “tricks” to “hide the decline,” be-                ther scrutiny. Stifling the productive capacity            lowed to volunteer for this experiment at age            catheterization. After being told it was in-              do have one request. No matter what you are
moan the “travesty” that “we can’t account                 of our nation with carbon caps and pouring                 eight. Nevertheless, the test was a success,             credibly dangerous, he decided the only per-              passionate about, never be afraid to be bold.
for the lack of warming at the moment” and                 federal money into clean energy research                   and vaccination spread rapidly throughout                son he could ethically test out the procedure             Sometimes it is the craziest ideas we learn
advise to “delete as appropriate.” Phil stood              may not be the best policy in the current eco-             the world. It is arguable that because a young           on was himself. Read the next sentence care-              the most from.
by the IPCC and his data and boldly de-                    nomic crisis. Food for thought.                            James Phipps volunteered his life to science             fully. After his assistant tried to stop him, he
clared: “the facts speak for themselves.”                                                                             on little more than a hunch, more lives have             tied her to a table, anesthetized his arm, cut            Be Tree. Jack’s still offering cookies for any
    However, it seems that the facts may not               The truth is inconvenient, isn’t it? Emorgan1              been saved than have been saved by any                   open, and threaded a catheter through his                 mistakes you find, and you can reach him at
get a chance to voice their opinions. Jones re-                                                other single action in history.                          veins into his heart. He proceeded to walk      
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Between the lines

 MILESTONE                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Card D’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     new look
  Marpole-Bird and Ferris run sub-four minute miles
       By ANARGHYA VARDHANA                         men were juniors Elliott Heath and Jake Riley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in 2010?
            SENIOR STAFF WRITER                     in the 3,000 meters, and sophomore Geoffrey
                                                    Tabor in the shot put. Heath and Riley finished                                                                                                                                           he early weeks of February
    The Stanford men’s and women’s track and        with times of 8:01.74 and 8:02.73 respectively,                                                                                                                                           belong to recruiting in the
field team had a spectacular weekend in Seat-       while Tabor finished second in his event with a                                                                                                                                           college football world, and
tle, Wash. at the Husky Classic, posting multi-     mark of 58-5.25.Tabor’s mark was also third on                                                                                                                                            accordingly, major Stanford
ple provisional and automatic standards. As         the all-time Stanford list.                                                                                                                                                               news has been overlooked.
the NCAA National Championship draws                    “Our team will definitely try to continue to                                                                                                                             With the hiring of former Baltimore
closer and closer, the pressure is on for these     build on these great performances as we now                                                                                                                                  Ravens linebackers coach Vic Fangio
times, especially the automatic marks, as they      enter the championship part of the season,”                                                                                                                                  as the Cardinal’s new defensive coor-
guarantee the athlete a spot at nationals.          Heath said. “It was really special to watch                                                                                                                                  dinator,head coach Jim Harbaugh has
    Leading the way for the Cardinal was an in-     Dylan, Justin and JT all compete so well this                                                                                                                                indicated that Stanford will begin im-
credible performance by the distance running        weekend and to see some of the results from                                                                                                                                  plementing parts of a 3-4 package.
duo of senior Justin Marpole-Bird and sopho-        all the hard work they have been putting in.”                                                                                                                                    It will not be a full transition, at
more Dylan Ferris. Marpole-Bird and Ferris              Leading the way for the women was junior                                                                                                                                 least initially,but it does show a shift in
both achieved the remarkable feat of running        Stephanie Marcy, who ran a provisional stan-                                                                                                                                 doctrine from the first three years of
the mile under four minutes for the first time,     dard time of 16:19.72 in the 5,000 meters. The                                                                                                                               Harbaugh’s tenure, when the defense
posting times of 3:58.76 and 3:58.90, respec-       other provisional standard for the women                                                                                                                                     operated out of a 4-3 base.
tively. These times moved the pair into fifth       came from junior Whitney Liehr in the triple                                                                                                                                     What changes when your front
and sixth on the all-time Stanford list. Both of    jump. Liehr leapt a personal best indoor dis-                                                                                                                                seven goes from three linebackers and
these blazing times were NCAA automatic             tance of 41-8 .5, putting her fourth on the Stan-                                                                                                                            four linemen to the reverse? At the
qualifying times for the two Stanford men, giv-     ford all-time list.                                                                                                                                                          most basic level, your defensive line
ing them a chance to compete at nationals for           Also faring very well for the women were                                                                                                                                 assumes more rush than pass respon-
the first time.                                     senior Griffin Matthew and freshman Carissa                                                                                                                                  sibilities. The nose tackle, generally a
    “It was great to come off of a slight injury    Levingston in the sprints. Matthew won the                                                                                                                                   gargantuan individual, is charged with
that had hampered some training and still           meet title in the 60 meters, finishing with a time                                                                                                                           plugging two gaps, while the defensive
break four minutes for the mile,” Marpole-          of 7.46 seconds.The young Levingston quickly                                                                                                                                 ends could be converted 4-3 tackles
Bird said.                                          followed her,placing second with a time of 7.47                                                                                                                              who, in the 3-4, are not expected to get
    “This weekend was really big for a lot of us    seconds. For Levingston, this time was a per-                                                                                                                                to the quarterback with the same fre-
on the team,” Ferris added. “With two auto-         sonal best. The sprinting duo finished in first                                                                                                                              quency as their 4-3 counterparts. This
matics and two provisionals, the mile was a         and second again in the 200 meters, with times                                                                                                                               theoretically frees up the linebackers
great race.”                                        of 24.14 and 24.24 seconds.                                                                                                                                                  — the backbone of the 3-4 is disguis-
    Also faring well in the mile was junior JT          Next up for Stanford will be the MPSF                                                                                                                                    ing the fourth pass rusher, who gener-
Sullivan, who barely missed breaking the four       Championships in two weeks in Seattle. The                                                                                                                                   ally comes from the outside. The two
minute mark, finishing with a time of 4:00.02, a    MPSF is the Mountain Pacific Sports Federa-                                                                                                                                  inside linebackers split coverage and
provisional standard. Sophomore Miles Un-           tion, the league in which the Cardinal com-                                                                                                                                  rush responsibilities, and the strong
terreiner also achieved a provisional time in       petes for indoor track. The women will try to                                                                                                  Stanford Daily File Photo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 safety is more free to move around in
the mile, finishing with a time of 4:03.21.                                                                   Dylan Ferris (far right) ran a mile in a time of 3:58.90, earning an NCAA automatic mark in the                    the box, although the duties of the de-
    Also earning provisional standards for the                  Please see TRACK, page 8                      process. His teammate, Justin Marpole-Bird, also ran a sub-four minute mile this weekend.                          fensive backfield remain largely the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     That’s the Reader’s Digest version.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 It can obviously be changed around
                                                                                                                                      MEN’S WRESTLING                                                                            quite a bit, from the “okie” to “eagle”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 adaptations and more, and with Fan-
                                                                                                                                     2/12, 2/14 Cal State Bakersfield, Arizona State W                                           gio alternating between the 4-3 and 3-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4, it will surely take on even newer
                                                                                                                                                         24-13, L 24-13                                                          looks. But that is not our charge, at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 least not until spring practice. Instead,
         By JENNY PETER
           STAFF WRITER
                                          ington at 20 shots above par.The team
                                          was trailing Cal (296) by eight strokes
                                                                                            While Stanford has an intense ri-
                                                                                        valry with the Golden Bears, the Card        UP NEXT PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS                                                                it is to look at the Cardinal’s current
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 roster and see what changes will have
                                          going into the second day of the tour-        golfers have a good relationship with        2/26-2/27 Davis, Calif.                                                                     to be made to create an effective 3-4
    The No. 14 Stanford women’s golf      nament, but the players immediately           their fellow Bay Area golf team.                                                                                                         front.
team swung into the spring season of      redeemed themselves on Sunday.The                 “It’s fun to see that both of us are     GAME NOTES: After finishing its Pac-10 dual meets with a final conference record of 2-3-
                                                                                                                                     1, Stanford will head to Davis on Feb. 26 to compete in the Pac-10 Championships. The           Let’s start from the line and move
its schedule and got first place at its   Cardinal made up its eight-stroke             continuing to improve our programs                                                                                                       back, as there is some stability among
                                                                                                                                     Cardinal has high hopes for individual titles. Two wrestlers, sophomore Nick
own 36-hole Peg Barnyard Invitation-      deficit and pulled ahead of both              and gaining notoriety on the national                                                                                                    the starters. The 4-3 look is fairly set:
                                                                                                                                     Amuchastegui and junior Zack Giesen, are ranked first in the conference in their weight
al on Saturday and Sunday. The Car-       Washington and Cal with a 292, a 12-          scene,” Burlison said.                                                                                                                   Chase Thomas and Tom Keiser at end,
                                                                                                                                     classes. Senior Jake Johnson and freshman Ryan Mango are also expected to go deep
dinal played at the Stanford Golf         stroke improvement from the first                 The competition also showed how                                                                                                      Matt Masifilo and Sione Fua at tackle.
                                                                                                                                     into the tournament.
Course and won by just one stroke         day.                                          small a margin of error there is in col-                                                                                                 This shifts in the 3-4. Keiser would
over No. 10 Cal, which was the high-         “It was an amazing feeling know-           legiate golf.                                                                                                                            likely retain his spot — he has excel-

                                                                                                                                     Card wrestlers
est-ranked team in the tournament.        ing that we bested Cal, especially be-            “It’s funny, after 36 or 54 holes of                                                                                                 lent size for an end but not the speed
Other teams competing were Fresno         cause this year they have such a fan-         golf and with so many of us out there                                                                                                    to be an outside linebacker. And, of
State, Hawaii, Long Beach State, Ore-     tastic team,” said sophomore Sydney           playing,in the end it always does seem                                                                                                   the remaining players at the position,
gon, San Jose State, Santa Clara,         Burlison. “They beat us in Washing-           to come down to one or two strokes,”                                                                                                     he stands as the best against the run, a
Texas, UC-Davis and Washington.           ton in the fall, but it just made our vic-    Burlison said. “It’s times like these

                                                                                                                                     split weekend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 more crucial part of the 3-4 end’s
    Stanford shot an opening round of     tory against them this weekend that           that really motivate us to stay com-                                                                                                     game.Unfortunately,Keiser’s top trait
304, tying for second place with Wash-    much sweeter.”                                mitted to every shot out there, and to                                                                                                   is his pass rushing ability, and that
                                                                                        never give up, because at the end of                                                                                                     stands to be fairly neutralized — he
                                                                                        the day one swing could make all the                                                                                                     may be the athlete most hurt by such a
                                                                                        difference.”                                                                                                                             move.
                                                                                            Sophomore Lila Barton agreed,                                                                                                            The major issue with the switch to a
                                                                                        adding, “Even over several rounds of               By KABIR SAWHNEY                       grab a 7-6 lead at 1:12 and hung on            3-4 is that Stanford lacks a traditional
                                                                                        golf, you can never take any shot for                   DESK EDITOR                       for a tough 48 seconds to preserve             nose tackle. Think Terrence Cody.
                                                                                        granted.”                                                                                 his lead and get the victory, despite          There is no one on the Cardinal’s ros-
                                                                                            After struggling with the first             In its final home meet of the sea-        a nearly-successful escape attempt             ter that resembles him. The closest is
                                                                                        round and shooting an 81 as an indi-        son, Stanford wrestling scored its            in the closing seconds. Mango’s                Fua, who would likely be helped out
                                                                                        vidual, Barton came back strong in          first decisive victory over a Pac-10          record for the season is now 21-11.            by someone like Terrence Stephens,
                                                                                        the second round and shot a 71 to end       opponent when it defeated visiting                “I was down,so I knew I just had           but even then, it would be surprising if
                                                                                        up 10th in the tournament. She tied         Cal State Bakersfield 23-14. The              to stay composed and come back,”               Stanford let the nose tackle assume
                                                                                        with her freshman teammate Kristina         Cardinal (10-8-1, 2-4-1 Pac-10) lost          Mango said.“One takedown would                 the entirety of the two-gap responsi-
                                                                                        Wong (78-74-152).                           only two matches to the Roadrun-              get the match for me, so I just tried          bilities.This would in turn move Masi-
                                                                                            Improvements from the fall have         ners (7-6, 2-5) and forfeited one             to keep my composure and go out                filo, who is a bit smaller, to defensive
                                                                                        also paid off in the new spring season      weight class (heavyweight) due to             there relaxed.”                                end, which may be a beneficial move
                                                                                        for freshman Sally Watson. Watson           injury.                                           When asked about holding off               for him — he’s already stout against
                                                                                        shot a 73 the first round and a 71 the          After the forfeit to start the            the last-second escape attempt,                the run and is swift enough to handle a
                                                                                        second round to tie for the individual      meet, Stanford freshman Ryan                  Mango responded, “That’s an area               position that requires slightly more
                                                                                        title with Cal’s Joanne Lee (74-70-         Mango took on Bakersfield’s Frank             I’ve struggled in all year.The match           versatility.
                                                                                        144).                                       Lomas in the 125-pound weight                 was on the line, and I knew I had to               With the line filled, Thomas would
                                                                                            “She has done a great job this year     class. The match was close through            do it. It wasn’t that tough — it just          go to outside linebacker, a potentially
                                                                                        and is already a team leader, even as a     the first two periods,and at the start        came.”                                         wonderful switch with many ques-
                                                                                        freshman,” Barton said of her team-         of the third period, the score was                After the win at 125, the next             tions. He’s already demonstrated that
                                                                                        mate Watson. “I have a lot of respect       tied 4-4. In the third period, Lomas          three weight classes were split 2-1 in         he is fast and can get after the quarter-
                                                                                        for her game and for her as an individ-     scored a quick reversal at 0:11 to            favor of the Card. Redshirt junior             back. But will his speed translate to
                                                                                        ual.”                                       take a 6-4 lead. However, Mango               Justin Paulsen and redshirt senior             the open field? Can he cover? Answer
                                                                                            Junior Rebecca Durham also              refused to give in, getting an escape
                                                                                        fared well, shooting a 77 the first day     to draw within one point at 0:38.He
                                                                                        and a 70 in the final round to place        proceeded to score a takedown and               Please see WRESTLING, page 8                   Please see MAKOWSKY, page 8
                                                                                        third, three strokes behind Watson
                                                                                        and Lee.

                                                                                                                                     Canada’s Olympics underwhelming
                                                                                            Though the Card did not host the
                                                                                        tournament last year, this was Stan-
                                                                                        ford’s third consecutive win at the In-

                                                                                        vitational after claiming first place in
                                                                                        2007 and 2008. It was also the team’s
                                                                                        first victory of the year.
                                                                                                                                           ’ve never been to Canada be-
                                                                                                                                           fore, but if NBC has taught me                       Mike Lazarus                      Forgetting to announce the Latvian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  delegation or having k.d. lang’s mic go
                                                                                            Next week, Stanford will continue              anything, it consists only of pic-                                                     out during her rendition of “Hallelu-
                                                                                        its upward climb as it heads to the Ari-           turesque snow-capped moun-                                                             jah” would be one thing. But leaving
                                                                                        zona Wildcat Invitational in Tucson,               tains, stunning waterfalls and            have figured out how to throw a good         Wayne Gretzky — your hero, your
                                                                                        Ariz.                                       those bears from the Coca-Cola com-              one.Not even close.                          savior, your God — stranded on stage
                                                                                            The Cardinal will tee off and play a    mercials. Also thanks to NBC, I now                 How long have you been planning           for nearly five minutes waiting for the
                                                                                        long 36 holes on Monday that will           know that Canada and America have                the opening ceremonies? 12 months?           fourth cauldron to rise out of the floor
                                                                                        continue onto Tuesday for a final           peacefully shared a long border for a            24 months? All that time you spent,all       of BC Place (which never came) is sim-
                                                                                        round of 18 holes.                          long time.And,contrary to popular be-            that money you invested, all that            ply unacceptable.
                                                                                            At the 54-hole event the team will      lief,Canada has produced famous peo-             grandeur you had envisioned — all ru-           It’s slightly karmic that the cere-
                                                                                        prepare to go up against some serious       ple.                                             ined by a technical difficulty.You can-      monies ended in a complete flop, con-
                                                                                        competition in the Pac-10, always one           So I guess Canada isn’t completely           not mess up the opening ceremonies.          sidering how much you over-hyped
                                                            Stanford Daily File Photo   of the strongest conferences in                                                                                                           them.You tried claiming that three bil-
                                                                                                                                    worthless, but with all due respect,             You just can’t.
The Stanford women’s golf team won the Peg Barnyard tournament on its                   women’s golf.With its tough field, the      Canada,your Olympics blow.                          And if you’re going to ruin some          lion people watched the opening cere-
home course over this past weekend. The Card beat out rival Cal, who fin-                                                               This is your third time hosting the          part of the ceremony, choose any part
ished in second place, by a single stroke.                                                    Please see GOLF, page 8               Olympics, so you think you would                 besides the actual lighting of the torch.        Please see LAZARUS, page 8
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  Men’s tennis finds consolation                                                                                                                                                                                             LAZARUS
           at indoors                                                                                                                                                                                                        Continued from page 6

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             monies.What the hell is in the Canadi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             an tap water? Three billion? There are
               By JACK DUANE                                                                                                                                                                                                 about seven billion people in the world
           CONTRIBUTING WRITER                                                                                                                                                                                               and you’re saying more than 40 per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             cent of them watched the ceremonies.
    After three victories against lesser oppo-                                                                                                                                                                               Hell, more than 20 percent of the
nents, the Stanford men’s tennis team faced ad-                                                                                                                                                                              world’s population doesn’t even have
versity for the first time this year at the ITA Na-                                                                                                                                                                          electricity.
tional Team Indoor Championships in Char-                                                                                                                                                                                        Outside of the BC Place, your
lottesville,Va. this weekend.                                                                                                                                                                                                weather could not be worse. Rain and
    Nine of the top 10 teams in the nation quali-                                                                                                                                                                            fog is not good for snow sports.Did you
fied for the prestigious tournament,which serves                                                                                                                                                                             not learn anything from the Beijing
as a barometer for the best teams in the country                                                                                                                                                 Stanford Daily File Photo   Olympics? You can control the weath-
and a preview of the NCAA Championships in                                                                                                                                                                                   er. Amidst fears that the city was too
                                                                                                              The Stanford women’s tennis team rolled over Sacramento State at home this past weekend,                       smoggy for athletes to compete in,Bei-
                                                                                                              winning 7-0. The Card, No. 8 in the nation, continues its home-stand this weekend.                             jing officials used cloud-seeding can-
    On Friday, No. 8 Texas blanked No. 9 Stan-
ford 4-0 in the first round of the sixteen-team                                                                                                                                                                              nons to cause a rainstorm a few days

                                                                                                                       Women’s tennis crushes
tournament. The Longhorns controlled the                                                                                                                                                                                     prior to the start of the games to wash
match from start to finish.                                                                                                                                                                                                  the air pollution away and prevent it
    For a team that has its sights set on an NCAA                                                                                                                                                                            from raining during the games.
title, it was a disappointing start to the weekend.                                                                                                                                                                              You? You just sat idly by and

                                                                                                                         Sacramento State
    “They came out very inspired,” said Stanford                                                                                                                                                                             watched as Mother Nature continues
head coach John Whitlinger. “I think they re-                                                                                                                                                                                to wreak havoc with your games.
membered losing to us at last year’s Indoors.”                                                                                                                                                                                   Even the indoor athletes are under
    Whitlinger refused to blame the loss on the                                                                                                                                                                              pressure. Figure skaters are being
fact that the match was played indoors, but he                                                                                                                                                                               threatened for wearing fur. The fact
did suggest that it can be difficult for players to                                                                              By WILL SEATON                      in LA. Everyone played really well, and they            that this is one of the biggest headlines
adjust after months of outdoor tennis.                                                                                    CONTRIBUTING WRITER                        pushed us in doubles.”                                  coming out of the games thus far is de-
    “Everything is controlled indoors,” he said.                          MASARU OKA/Staff Photographer
                                                                                                                                                                         Singles proved to be relatively straightfor-        pressing.I don’t care about figure skat-
“There’s no wind or sun. It definitely benefits       Men’s tennis lost its first match to No. 8 Texas            A dominant performance against No. 59              ward as well. Sophomore Veronica Li cruised             ing. I don’t care about fur. And I cer-
some styles more than others, but it’s still a ten-   last weekend in the National Team Indoor                Sacramento State (3-2) kicked off a three-             through her match 6-1, 6-2 over Aileen Tsan to          tainly don’t care about figure skaters
nis court.”                                                                                                   game home stand for the newly No. 8 Stanford           record the first singles victory on the day for         wearing fur. Yet whenever I tune into
                                                      Championships, but bounced back to beat                                                                                                                                NBC or its affiliates, I still hear U.S.
    The Cardinal never recovered from a clean         both Fresno State and Kentucky in the                   women’s tennis team (5-0) as it blanked the            the Cardinal, and Barte recorded a convincing
sweep in the doubles matches. Dimitar Kutro-                                                                  Hornets 7-0 at Taube Tennis Stadium.                   6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 26 nationally ranked          skater Johnny Weir talking about nut-
vsky and Josh Zavala of Texas upset Stanford’s        consolation bracket.                                        February has been a good month for the             Zheltova. Junior Carolyn McVeigh was pushed             job anti-fur activists. Is there really
No. 1 ranked doubles team of sophomores                   In the top doubles slot, Klahn and Thacher          women’s team so far. Highlighted by a 5-0 start        in her first set against Baca before winning 7-5,       nothing else to talk about?
Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher, 8-6.                  won their doubles match 8-4 against Brad Cox            to the season, the team has also garnered some         6-2 to clinch the match at the No. 5 spot.                  And to top it off, an Olympian died
    “They’ll [Klahn and Thacher] admit that they      and Eric Quigley.Wire and Clayton clinched the          individual awards. Senior Lindsay Burdette                 “I’ve played [Zheltova] the last two years I        during a practice run.A few rain drops
could have played better,”Whitlinger said.“But        doubles point with a breezy 8-1 victory over            took home the Pac-10 Player of the Week title          was here, and I don’t think she’s a huge fan of         here and there and discussions about
I’m not worried about those guys. They’re so          Kentucky’s Alberto Gonzalez and Alex Lam-               for the first week of the month after matches          how our games match up,” Barte said. “She               fur are not going to kill anyone, but ac-
good.”                                                bropoulos.                                              against two Texas teams.                               likes to hit the ball really hard when it is in her     tually killing someone? That’s the ulti-
    The singles slate was equally disappointing           Whitlinger expressed excitement about Stan-             Losing only nine games in two singles              strike zone. Especially since I’m left handed, I        mate no-no.
for Stanford. Thacher, junior Alex Clayton and        ford’s doubles teams, especially because of the         matches, Burdette defeated No. 67 Kayla Dun-           can get it out of her strike zone, so she doesn’t           What are the Olympics supposed to
senior Richard Wire lost their matches in             recent play of the upperclassman tandem of              can and a day later defeated No. 27 Krista             like that very much.”                                   be a celebration of,again?
straight sets.Klahn,freshman Matt Kandath and         Wire and Clayton.                                       Damico. She is 9-4 overall, 5-0 in duals and is            With the Hornets dispatched and the
senior Greg Hirshman were also losing when the            “If they can continue to do that,” he said,“I’ll    currently on a four match winning streak.              weather beginning to look better, Stanford              Mike Lazarus is totally blaming
match was suspended.                                  feel really good about our doubles heading for-         Teaming with junior Hilary Barte, she went 2-0         looks to welcome No. 35 Boise State to its              Canada. Calm him down by sending
    After losing, Stanford was sent to the conso-     ward.”                                                  over the weekend in doubles as well.The award          home court. Boise State has a winning season            Anne Murray songs to mlazarus@
lation bracket for the rest of the weekend.               In the sixth singles slot, Hirshman played his      was her first career Player of the Week title and      so far at 3-2, and both losses have come against
    “I was interested to see how our guys would       best tennis of the weekend and made quick work          the first for Stanford since last April.               teams ranked in the top 50. The Broncos were
bounce back after a loss like that,” Whitlinger       of Graham Dyce, 6-1, 6-1.                                   “I actually didn’t know about it until other       blanked by No. 17 North Carolina at the ITA

said.                                                     Thacher beat Cox 6-4, 6-4 to give Stanford a        people told me,” Burdette said. “I think it’s an       National Team Indoors before losing again at
    “No one was happy on Friday night,” Hirsh-        3-0 lead.                                               opportunity to look back on what we’ve al-             the same tournament to No. 46 DePaul, a
man added.“But a loss at this point in the season         The top two matches were tight battles.In the       ready accomplished this year as a team and just        minor upset. Their wins have come against un-
can motivate you and force a little bit of intro-     top spot, Klahn eventually fell to Quigley, 6-2, 7-     feel good about the extra work. Obviously, I’m         ranked Montana and Montana State and a                  Continued from page 6
spection.”                                            6.Clayton went to three sets with Alex Musialek,        individually proud, but the most rewarding             home-win over No. 60 Colorado.
    Hirshman pointed out that USC lost in the         but the match was never finished because the            part is that I feel like it’s helping the team out.”       “I don’t think we’ve played them, at least
quarterfinals of last year’s indoor champi-           team’s win had already been clinched.                       The Cardinal swept the doubles point in the        not since I’ve been here,” Barte said. “I know          tournament will be a good a step-
onships, but went on to win the NCAA title.               It looked like Kentucky might stage a come-         match against Sacramento State to open up a            that their top doubles team and top few singles         ping-stone toward the team’s end
    “No one remembers that USC lost in Char-          back when Gonzalez defeated Stanford fresh-             1-0 lead that it never relinquished. Stanford’s        are great. We’ll handle them, but it will be a          goal of making it to Wilmington, N.C.
lottesville, they remember the national title,”       man Matt Kandath, 6-4, 7-5, and made the over-          No. 1 duo of junior Hilary Barte and Lindsay           good test. It’s just good to keep sharp.”               for the NCAA Championships in
Hirshman said.“We can win the national title.”        all match score 3-2.                                    Burdette defeated the Hornets’ Clarisse Baca               These few weeks of matches have set a               June.
    Stanford rebounded with its two most im-              But the senior Wire came through in the             and Katrina Zheltova 8-0 to start the day off          pleasant pace for the team. With only one                   “It’s going to be a strong field, but
pressive victories of the year against No.30 Fres-    fourth singles spot with a victory and clinched         well.                                                  match a week, the players are using the extra           we’re really coming together as a
no State on Saturday and No. 10 Kentucky on           the match for the Cardinal, 4-2.                            With an 8-3 victory at the No. 2 spot and an       time to catch up on all their activities outside of     team and playing great,” Barton said.
Sunday.                                                   Stanford finished the weekend with a 2-1            8-5 victory at No. 3, Stanford swept the doubles       tennis.                                                 “We have the opportunity to go out
    The Cardinal swept the doubles matches            record and with a better idea of what it needs to       for the fourth time this season. The team’s one            “I appreciate the break,” Barte said.“There         and show people what we’re really
against Fresno State and quickly clinched a 4-0       work on to become NCAA champion.                        doubles loss came against Texas, when fresh-           is just a ton of work to do and something every         made of.”
victory. No Stanford player lost a set in the sin-        “We’re only at mile eight or nine in the            men Stacey Tan and Mallory Burdette lost 9-8           hour, but I’d rather have it that way than just be          The team also hopes to achieve its
gles matches.                                         marathon,” Hirshman said. “What matters is              (5) despite being ahead for most of the match.         sitting around all day.”                                goal of being a unitary force on the
    Sunday’s match with Kentucky seemed like it       where you are at mile 26.2.”                                “[The Hornets] were a lot better than                  The team plays Boise State today at 1:30            course next week.
would be a tough one to win. Kentucky plays in-           Stanford now has a busy weekend,with home           they’ve been in past years,” Lindsay Burdette          p.m. at Taube Family Tennis Stadium, looking                “We’ve really come together as a
door tennis regularly and defeated No.2 Virginia      matches against Boise State on Friday and Cal           said. “We all took care of business, but it was        to remain undefeated in dual match play.                team this year. Not just for this tour-
the weekend before the National Indoors.              on Saturday.                                            great to get in another quality match against a                                                                nament, but in general,” Barton said.
    “We knew it was going to be a test,”                                                                      quality opponent before we go down and play            Contact Will Seaton at            “We’ve pushed each other in work-
Whitlinger admitted.                                  Contact Jack Duane at                                                                                                                             outs and during practice and been re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ally motivated, as a team, toward

                                                                                                                                                                                missed the entirety of 2009 to injury.
                                                                                                                                                                                Very fast and instinctual,he could be a      Contact Jenny Peter at jpeter12@stan-
                                                                                                                                                                                nice addition opposite of Thomas.  
                                                                                                                                     Continued from page 6                          As noted, the secondary should
                                                                                                                                                                                stay fairly similar to the current 4-3
                                                                                                                                                                                look, but if one player will benefit, it

                                                                                                                                     affirmatively, and Thomas could            would be Delano Howell. He would
                                                                                                                                     wreak havoc; respond negatively, and       likely get more opportunities to play
                                                                                                                                     he becomes a situational guy.              in the box, where has excelled thus far
                                                                                                                                        The rest of the linebacking corps is    in his career.
                                                                                                                                     similarly up-in-the-air. Shayne Skov,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Continued from page 6
                                                                                                                                                                                    There are even more shifts among
                                                                                                                                     who saw extended work on the out-          the backups — Trent Murphy, for in-
                                                                                                                                     side in the 4-3,will likely move inward,   stance, who was highly lauded as a           once again win the conference title,
                                                                                                                                     a more natural spot for him given his      scout team player throughout the             while the men are looking to secure
                                                                                                                                     physicality. But what of the rest?         year,would likely make the DE to LB          a title as well.
                                                                                                                                     Chike Amajoyi, who has extensive           move, much like Thomas. It is a shake            “I look forward to the confer-
                                                                                                                                     starting experience,is better suited for   up, to be sure, but when your defense        ence championships and watching
                                                                                                                                     the inside. Top recruit Blake Lueders      finishes the year ranked No. 90 in the       our team continue to improve,”
                                                                                                                                     was described as a middle linebacker       nation, a little change can be a good        Marpole-Bird said.
                                                                                                                                     by Harbaugh — he factors into the          thing.                                           “Overall, we keep taking steps
                                                                                                                                     equation as well.                                                                       forward to get ourselves ready for
                                                                                                                                        And as for the final outside spot,      Only six and a half more months until        MPSF and NCAAs,” Ferris added.
                                                                                                                                     the major wildcard is Alex Debniak,        we see if Wyndam Makowsky’s pre-
                                                                                                                                     who was one of the most impressive         dictions come true. Count down with          Contact Anarghya Vardhana at vard-
                                                                                                                                     players in spring ball last year, but      him at      
                                                                                                WYATT ROY/The Stanford Daily
   The wrestling team scored an important win over Cal State Bakersfield this weekend but was unable to defeat
   Arizona State. The Card will get a shot at redemption at the upcoming Pac-10 tournament.

                                             ing time.                                 Devils proved to be too much for
                                                 Stanford proceeded to win the         Stanford,as they took the remaining
                                             next three weight classes to secure       six matches after Kessler won at 197.
   Continued from page 6                     the dual. However, freshman               The Card suffered two close losses at
                                             Richard Kessler was unable to repli-      133 (Paulsen) and 149 (Parker) —
                                             cate his recent success in the meet’s     losing both matches by one point.
   Tyler Parker won the 133- and 149-        final match, falling to Riley Orozco      The final score was 24-13 in favor of
   pound weight classes, respectively.       8-3.                                      Arizona State.
   However, freshman Bret Baum-                  “We’re finally going out there            With its dual-meet season now
   bach’s struggles continued at 141,        healthy and wrestling like the team       completed, the next challenge for
   where he was defeated 15-0 for a          I know we can be,” Borrelli said.         Stanford is the Pac-10 Champi-
   technical fall by Bakersfield’s Elijah    “That was almost as happy as I’ve         onships, which will be held in Davis,
   Nacita.                                   been all year with our guys’ per-         Calif. on Feb. 26-27. The Cardinal’s
       “Bret’s performance wasn’t            formance. Everyone, top to bottom,        best hope for victory lies with
   what we were looking for,” said           went out and wrestled hard and did-       Amuchastegui and redshirt junior
   head coach Jason Borrelli.“He’s re-       n’t stop before the seven minutes         Zack Giesen, who are both current-
   ally in a tough stretch here, and we      was up. When you do that, good            ly first in the conference in their
   have to get through it.”                  things happen.”                           weight classes — 165 pounds and
       The meet’s next close match               The team then traveled to             184 pounds, respectively.
   came at 157 pounds, where redshirt        Tempe, Ariz. to take on Arizona               Borrelli believes that Stanford
   freshman Mike Kent and Bakers-            State (9-7, 4-2) on Sunday. In the be-    has a significant amount of momen-
   field’s Andrew Balch wrestled each        ginning, it seemed as though the          tum heading into Pac-10s — and be-
   other to a standstill. Through the        Cardinal would be able to continue        yond to the NCAA tournament.
   first two periods,the score was 1-0 in    riding its momentum from Friday’s             “Right now, the guys are starting
   Balch’s favor on an escape at 1:27 in     match. The meet started at the 165-       to get healthy,” Borrelli said. “Once
   the second period. In the third peri-     pound weight class, and the Card          you start to get healthy and you have
   od, Kent started down and scored a        reeled off four straight victories, in-   a win like that, it does a lot for your
   quick escape to tie it at 1-1. From       cluding a major decision by redshirt      confidence.”
   there, Kent survived a last-second        sophomore Nick Amuchastegui at
   takedown attempt and won 2-1              165.                                      Contact Kabir Sawhney at ksawh-
   after getting the bonus point for rid-        However, in the end the Sun 

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