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Monday, February 16, 2015

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Drakes album expected to draw 500K copies in first week | PAGE 6

SIP AND A SHOW

Surveys help
to create
safer campus
RILEY MORTENSEN

its kind to be sent out at the


University. Student Affairs
began working with the Office
of Institutional Opportunity
and Access (IOA) in 2012 to
create the first survey and has
since sent one out every year.
Jane McQueeny, IOAs
executive director, said that
last year IOA received 890
responses to the survey.
McQueeny said that IOA
hopes for at least 1,000
responses this year, but 2,000
would be even better.
According to McQueeny,
the survey was written
primarily out of the office
of IOA, but several others
had the opportunity to offer
feedback on it, and IOA and
Student Affairs hope to bring
more in-depth surveys into
classrooms in the future.
McQueeny said once the
results have been tabulated,
IOA will most likely release
totals and summaries of the
information. Individualized
responses to several portions
of the survey will not be
released.

@RileyMortensen

JILL STIVERSON/KANSAN
A woman sips on a coffee at Aimees Coffehouse, located at 1025A Massachusetts St. The coffee shop is implementing a dinner theater into the shop.

LILY GRANT

@lilygrant_UDK
Cary Strong and his wife
Aimee
opened
Aimees
Coffeehouse,
1025A
Massachusetts Street, when
they were dating 16 years
ago. After so many years of
business, Strong has finally
decided to fulfill his dream of
implementing a dinner theater

into the coffeehouse. The


project is still in the early stages
of planning.
Strong is a member of the
South Mass Art Guild, a local
non-profit organization that
promotes awareness of local
art. He pitched the idea to the
board, and they gave him their
support.
Strong has been reaching
out to other local art groups to

collaborate on the project.


Kansas
City
magician
Korso the Curious has been
performing at Aimees for the
past two weekends to test out
the dinner theater idea and
figure out how to arrange the
seating to ensure that everyone
has a good view.
Reid Zimmerman is a coproducer of the project and is
working with Strong to make

the idea come to life.


Its always great to have
more artistic endeavors in the
community, and I think the
community as a whole takes
a lot of inspiration from local
art, Zimmerman said.
The coffeehouse seats about
30 people, so the atmosphere

SEE AIMEES PAGE 5

Last Tuesday, the Office


of Student Affairs sent out
an anonymous survey to
students regarding sexual
harassment and sexual
assault. The purpose of the
21-question survey is to
help create a safer campus,
said Vice Provost of Student
Affairs Tammara Durham.
Durham said the Office of
Student Affairs overall goal
has always been the safety of
the students.
The hope is as we educate
people well have more
people coming forward,
because if youre not clear, if
youre not sure, then its hard
for students to know; not just
students, anybody to know,
Durham said. So once we
define it for people, theyll
understand what sexual
harassment is.
Durham said the survey
will also help Student Affairs
to know what additional
touch points they need to
focus more attention on.
This is the fourth survey of

Edited by Lane Cofas

Names for new Daisy Hill


residence halls released
SKYLAR ROLSTAD

skylarrolstad@yahoo.com
The Universitys two new
Daisy Hill residence halls
will be named after donors Al
and Lila Self and Charles W.
Oswald, University officials
announced Wednesday.
The north building on
Engel Road will be named
Madison A. and Lila M. Self
Hall and the south building
will be named Charles W.
Oswald Hall.

The generosity of Al
and Lila Self and Charley
Oswald has truly changed
the fabric of our university
and enhanced the lives
of
countless
students
and faculty, Chancellor
Bernadette
Gray-Little
said, via a news release
from the University. It
is only fitting that their
generosity be remembered
through buildings that will
house future generations of
Jayhawks.

The request to name the


halls after the Selfs and
Oswald originated with
the chancellor, said Erinn
Barcomb-Peterson,
the
Universitys director for
news and media relations.
After
the
chancellor
requested the halls be
named after these donors,
the Kansas Board of Regents
approved of the decision.

SEE DORMS PAGE 2

Student works toward


equal rights for students Protesters gather at KS
Statehouse for LBGT rights

JAMES HOYT/KANSAN
Hundreds of demonstrators listen to to the various speakers on the south lawn of the Kansas Statehouse on Saturday.

ABBY WALSH

abby_walsh@aol.com

When Chrissie Noriega


joined Queers and Allies
last year, she was already
contemplating
a
name
change for the campus
LGBT group. To her, it
was limiting. Not every
transgender person is gay.
She knew the name would
keep some people, including
other on-campus groups,
away.
The word queer was seen
as divisive, and some people
didnt take that on as an
identity, Noriega said.
At her urging, the group
renamed itself Spectrum
and is working to engage a
wider audience that truly
lives up to the name. In the
past year, the group has led
discussions about LGBT
Muslims and violence in

Index

OPINION 4
A&F 5

LGBT communities and


hosted a viewing of the
film Pariah with the
Black Student Union. It
also encourages attendance
for other organizations
activities, such as The
Center for Sexuality and
Gender Diversitys Trans+
Remembrance
Day
Candlelight Vigil.
We have to be working
together, because a lot
of times social justice
organizations are working
towards the same goal, but
with their own means,
Noriega said. I dont want
anyone to feel left out of what
were doing, so I work with
other people and try to bring
them into our community.
Noriega said she was raised
to believe everyone was
equal. In her Queens, New
York, home, she watched
her father do the laundry

PUZZLES 6
SPORTS 14

and make lunches. He even


taught her to sew. She didnt
realize that was unusual until
she had a conversation with
her friends mother in fourth
grade.
I think I had a hole in my
clothes, so her mom took it
and was going to fix it and
I was like Oh, my dad does
that! and they were like
What? Your father cant do
that, thats womens work,
she said.
Noriega said being raised
in an egalitarian family
motivates her to change the
perception of gender norms
here in Kansas.
Im a feminist and an
activist, a lesbian [and a]
social justice advocate, she
said.
Mitchell Cota, Spectrums

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Dont
Forget

JAMES HOYT
@jamesjhoyt

On Saturday, hundreds of
demonstrators gathered on
the south lawn of the Kansas
Statehouse to protest Kansas
Gov.
Sam
Brownbacks
Executive Order 15-02. The
rally was organized by
Wichita-based LGBT rights
coalition Equality Kansas and
featured state representative
John Carmichael (D-Wichita)
as a keynote speaker.
The Valentines Day rally
was organized in response to
an executive order Brownback
declared Feb. 10, which
revoked workplace protections
given to state employees on the
basis of sexual orientation and
gender identity. This makes
it legal for state employees

Today is the last day to add


or swap a class.

to be discriminated against
if they identify as LGBT. The
order reverses protections that
former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius
put in place in August 2007.
This
Executive
Order
ensures that state employees
enjoy the same civil rights as
all Kansans without creating
additional protected classes
as the previous order did. Any
such expansion of protected
classes should be done by the
legislature and not through
unilateral action, Brownback
said in a statement last Tuesday.
Carmichael expressed his
support for the demonstrators
cause and informed them of his
plans to advocate for the LGBT
community in the legislature
through his sponsorship of
House Bill 2323, which aims to
reinstate the protected classes.

Todays
Weather

Equality Kansas Chairwoman


Sandra
Meade
drew
comparisons to past instances
of discrimination in American
history to criticize Brownbacks
policy in front of the crowd.
Catholics
were
banned
from the Plymouth and
Massachusetts Bay colonies.
Catholic clergymen could be
put to death in Massachusetts
by law in 1647. Gov.
Brownback, thats your adopted
religion, Meade said.
Daisy Tackett, a University
freshman from Jacksonville,
Fla., said she attended the rally
because she has friends who
identify as LGBT.
We heard about this protest
and we all just wanted to come
and support equality, Tackett
said.
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After a controversial tweet


by the Jayhawk Buddy System
(@KUJBS)
last
Sunday,
students arestill waiting for
an official apology.
Though its since been
deleted, the Universityaffiliated account tweeted,
S/O to all those (mostly
ladies, I might add) who are
getting their road work in
this am, around 11 a.m. Feb.
8.
Frank DeSalvo, associate
vice provost for student
affairs, commented on the
incident.
I am responsible for the
oversight of [the account],
DeSalvo said. I have looked
into the matter to which you
referred and addressed it.
This was after students
began firing back at the
tweet. Among the many
was Madeline Houlihan, a
freshman from Seattle.

Youre an account directly


associated to the University
and yet you find it okay to call
out mostly ladies in doing a
walk of shame, Houlihan
tweeted.
KUJBS responded, claiming
the comment was making a
reference to those motivated
enough to be out exercising.
They
werent
willing
to back down and were
continuing to argue the whole
time, Houlihan said. The
tweet was deleted, but I feel
like it was deleted to cover
themselves because people
were offended by what they
said and not deleted because
they realized what they said
was offensive.
Houlihan said she believes
whoever wrote the tweet
should issue an apology and
lose their job.
Freshman Kaycee De Graaf
from Marseilles, Ill., also
wants a public apology.
It offended all ladies as
a whole, De Graaf said. A
person that is supposed to

represent the University


should have some self control
and empathy.
Though still shocked by the
tweet, sophomore Harrison
Baker said he believes this
type of behavior is nothing
new for the University.
It has been the latest
string of mismanagement in
administration that [relates]
to sexism and sexual issues,
[which] are still predominant
in our institution, Baker
said.
While Baker responded
similarly to Houlihan in
tweeting at KUJBS, he also
tweeted Tammara Durham,
vice provost for student
affairs.
I hope you are seeing the
terrible KUJBS tweets and
the responses that the study
body is having. I hope action
is taken, Baker said in his
tweet.
Students werent the only
ones outraged by the tweet,
though.
Whoever is running this

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
A KU student responds to a tweet from Jayhawk Buddy System last week.

account should be fired. I


didnt realize KUs programs
were supposed to be sexist.
Maybe you should #besmart,
University alumnus Aaron
Harris tweeted at the account.

president, met Noriega


in 2014, when Spectrum
was still called Queers
and Allies. He said the
group needed to be more
inclusive of others and
focus on issues outside of
the LGBT world, such as
racial and religious issues.
He said Noriega shared his
mindset and enthusiasm
for change.
She was dedicated and
gregarious, Cota, a senior
from Overland Park, said.
We wanted her on the
exec board right away.
Noriega now serves as
the outreach chair for
Spectrum. She makes
sure the group is not just
focused on LGBT issues,
but issues that intersect
with other communities
on campus.
Cota said he is proud of
Noreigas
perseverance.
He said her recent work
in planning a Spectrum
Gaypril parade shows
her dedication to the
organization. Cota said
even
when
obstacles
arise, Noreiga goes above
and beyond to make sure

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Spectrum is successful.
Shes never letting
some sort of obstacle
hit her, and she finds a
way to get around it on
her own initiative, Cota
said. Shell come [to
meetings] with two plans
that we can choose from.
She has dedication and
preparatory skills that
are not found in a lot of
leaders.
Noriega is majoring
in women, gender and
sexuality studies and
hopes to pursue a career
as a community organizer,
event
planner
and
outreach coordinator who
promotes discussions on
inclusivity and the LGBT
community.
[I would like to do] work
similar to what I do with
my outreach position,
Noriega said. "Like event
planning
and
doing
programming in regards
to creating discussions
about how we can move
forward and how we can
talk about our identities
in ways that are conducive
for the conversations.
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Madison Al and Lila Self


Madison Al Self passed
away in 2013 and is survived
by his wife Lila. Al graduated
from the University in 1943
with a degree in chemical
engineering.
Al was from Meriden and
Lila is from Eudora.
In December 2014, a gift
from their estate was given to
the University. This gift was a
$58 million donation to the
Far Above campaign.
In total, the Selfs have
donated $106 million to the
University. The $58 million
donation made them the
most generous donors in the
Universitys history.
Charles. W. Oswald
Charles W. Oswald Hall
was named to honor the
donations of Charles W.
Oswald to the Universitys
school of economics.
Oswald has contributed
a total of $20 million to the
University since 2001. With
the donations, the University

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Late last week, the University unveiled the names for the new dorms on Daisy Hill.

also
named
its
undergraduate school of
economics
the
Charles
W. Oswald Program in
Economics.

A native of Hutchinson,
Oswald graduated high
school
in
Hutchinson
and went on to earn a
masters degree in business

administration from Harvard


University in 1953.
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015

University undergoes accreditation renewal process


LANE COFAS
@alleynahC

A team comprised of
representatives, faculty and
administrative
personnel
from universities in the same
region visited the University
from Feb. 9-11 to review its
written executive summary
in hopes of the University
renewing its accreditation.
Accreditation is a process
that occurs every 10 years
at a participating university
where a steering committee,
appointed by the Higher
Learning
Commission
(HLC), visits the school
and reviews its written selfstudy to further confirm
that the University is
following through with what
it claims to have done in the

summary.
This self-study is a 200page document, written by a
team of individuals from the
Office of Public Affairs and
the Office of Institutional
Research and Planning at the
University. The document
explains how it reaches all
five of the criteria and the
respective components that
are a part of the accreditation
process, created by the
steering committee. The
five criteria include mission;
integrity; quality, resources
and support; evaluation and
improvement; and resources,
planning and institutional
effectiveness.
After
reviewing
the
criteria,
the
committee
writes a report in response
to the executive summary

written by the University.


Dr. Craig Schnell is a
professor of pharmaceutical
science at North Dakota State
University and was a chair
member for the Universitys
steering committee.
What were doing is
were validating the selfstudy, Schnell said. Were
here to check up and make
sure it represents what the
institution says.
The individuals who make
up the steering committee
are chosen based on
schedule availability and
what kind of members are
needed to comprise a whole
team and its hierarchy.
According
to
the
Universitys
2015
HLC
Accreditation
webpage,
a
steering

committee is appointed,
which is comprised of
administrators, staff and
student
representatives,
along with representatives
from the Lawrence, Edwards
and KUMC campuses. This
committee is the group of
people visiting a school.
Under
this
committee
are four subcommittees
comprised of approximately
20 members each.
Schnell said accreditation
benefits not only the
University, but its students,
as well.
Attending an accredited
university is important
for current and potential
students. Susan Twombly,
steering
committee
chairperson,
said
an
accredited university means

students are able to receive


loans, apply for federal
grants and transfer in credits
from other schools if they
are also accredited.
Being accredited means
a lot for the University,
Twombly said. So in order
to receive Title IV, which
enables you to get a student
loan, the University has to
be accredited.
According
to
the
Universitys website, the
accreditation process is as
follows: A self-study report
is prepared by the University,
along
with
a
federal
compliance report. There
is later an offer for third
parties to contribute their
thoughts and ideas to the
study, and a survey put out
for students to participate.

After these steps, there is a


two-and-a-half day visit for
a team to visit the University.
The team will then write
up a report to correct any
potential errors that do
not line up with what is
happening at the University,
followed by a final decision
by the HLC.
The University has been
accredited since Jan. 1, 1913,
according to the Universitys
executive summary.
The HLC is one of six
nation-wide accreditation
organizations. It serves the
North-Central region of the
country, which includes 19
states. Becoming accredited
is optional for any university
in the country.

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Kansas lawmakers move to protect $280 million for roads


NICHOLAS CLAYTON
Associated Press

TOPEKA A House panel


has proposed scaling back the
governors plan to strip $724
million from transportation
projects, arguing that such
a large cut would delay road
repairs and drain a budget
too often tapped to help fill
gaps in other state spending.
The House Transportation
Budget
Committee
unanimously approved an
amendment Thursday that
would allow about $444
million to be transferred out
of the states infrastructure
budget during fiscal years
2016 and 2017. Thats about
$280 million less than
what Republican Gov. Sam
Brownback has proposed.
Kansas
transportation
officials have said Brownbacks
plan would cause delays in

resurfacing and maintenance


projects.
Republican Rep. Russell
Jennings of Lakin said
he proposed the budget
amendment for two reasons:
because the state has too
often diverted money from
infrastructure funding, and
that doing so is dishonest
to
taxpayers
because
transportation
funding
mostly comes from taxes
specifically approved for
road projects or other
infrastructure needs.
If were taxing for a specific
purpose like fuel taxes, or
sales tax for highways, then
thats where it should be used,
he said. The second is if we
dont have enough revenues
to support the things that are
set as priorities, then we need
to take a look at the revenue.
Democratic Rep. Annie
Tietze of Topeka added that

infrastructure spending was


vital to the states economy,
saying businesses will want
to move here if our highways
are high quality. You just cant
put off maintenance.
But the panels chairman,
Republican Rep. J. R.
Claeys of Salina, said the
recommendation
was
primarily
designed
to
generate discussion in the
House
Appropriations
Committee, which is taking
recommendations
from
various House committees
while working on the
chambers version of a state
budget proposal.
Claeys
said
the
Appropriations Committee
would have to make cuts to
other government agencies,
notably education, if it were to
accept the recommendation.
I think we jeapordize
education funding when we

JOHN HANNA/ASSOCIATED PRESS


Democratic state Rep. Barbara Ballard, left, of Lawrence, consults Democratic Rep. Jerry Henry, right, of Atchison,
during a meeting of the House Appropriations Committee on budget-balancing proposals Thursday, Jan. 29 at the
Statehouse in Topeka. Democrats are concerned about a proposal to delay $20 million in aid payments to public
schools for four months.

do things like this and the


dollars have to come from
somewhere, Claeys said. The
governors recommendation

protects higher education and


K-12 education in the state of
Kansas, this maneuver does
not.

The amendment will be


reviewed Tuesday by the
House
Appropriations
Committee.

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Boom, crash, the sound
of my grades.
Please keep the story going of the
kid pooping themselves in Strong.
Day 5 without coffee...
slowly dying...
Dress how you like. Just be aware
that there are risks to certain
behaviors. Not all men are pigs,
but there will always be monsters.
What is this archies and music
majors war? Can we just agree
that our majors are equally full
of misery, but that we are
also better than people who
actually have lives?
Saw someone else eating a
bagel on the way to class.
Bagel buddies!
Did you know it costs more than
twice the amount to send your
transcript from KU compared to
JCCC?! Do we use a different
post office?! #scammed
Saw Fifty Shades of Grey and it
was quite possibly the worst movie
Ive ever seen..Jamie Dornan was
smokin hot though.
Forever disappointed that my
parents didnt name me one of the
names in Mambo No. 5
Just to clarify: Teaching women
to be Ladylike is sexist,
but teaching men to be
gentlemen is.
Glad to know Pearson replaced
their working water heater with
one that doesnt work.
All of our players look so young and
then theres Cliff Alexander, who
looks like hes 40 years old with
four kids and a mortgage
My professor was walking around
eating a head of lettuce and
talking to himself in the lab today.
This is normal for him. #research
Everytime I visit World Market I feel
like Im in heaven, but then I end
up spending a bunch of money and
get sad again.

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Ignoring climate change fails the poor


Gabrielle Murnan
@GabrielleKansan

espite myriad
studies
confirming the
existence of climate change
and its man-made causes,
some still believe climate
change does not exist or
that mitigation policies
strive to harm the economy
and American people.
Opponents of climate
action fail to mention the
consequences for certain
populations, specifically
Americans who live in
poverty.
Global warming is not
only an environmental
issue, but also an issue
poised to deepen existing
social inequality. According
to the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change,
climate change is set to
increase food prices due to

crop loss, increase vectorborne diseases, and require


homeowners to retrofit
houses due to extreme
weather events. The U.S.
Census Bureau reports that
45.3 million Americans are
living in poverty, meaning
14.5 percent of citizens
lack the resources to adapt
to a changing climate.
Legislators who fail to
pass or support climate
change action fail to protect
our nations most at-risk
population.
With indisputable
agreements among
climatologists,
conservatives resistance
to act on climate change
has become irresponsible.
When President Barack
Obama announced his
Climate Action Plan in the
summer of 2013, it was met
with disdain from the GOP
and labeled as a job-killer.
When President Obama

announced a climate
agreement between China
and the U.S. in November,
and another between
India and the U.S. just
this month, conservatives
lambasted the president
and Democrats for leading
a crusade against energy
producers and American
consumers.
When we remove the
politics of energy from this
discussion, we are left with
a few simple facts.
According to the UNs
IPCC, the window
for decreasing carbon
emissions is quickly
closing.
The earth will increase
in temperature and as a
result, living conditions
will worsen, and people of a
lower socioeconomic status
will disproportionately bear
the brunt of climate change.
Legislators who
continually deny climate

Measles vaccinations
should not be debated
Madeline Umali
@madelineumali

ver since the


Disneyland measles
outbreak, arguments
against vaccines have been
brought to the forefront.
Some say vaccines are not
necessary because people
arent at risk for major
illnesses. Others say vaccines
have harmful side effects
or complications, thus
overwhelming the immune
system or causing autism
in children. Although
widely debated, residents
of Lawrence need to
vaccinate themselves and

prevented if people had been


properly vaccinated.
As The New York Times
reported, the best way to
prevent a measles outbreak
is by the herd effect. The
logic is that the disease is
less likely to spread if more
people are immunized, and
thus create a herd immunity
that protects the entire
community.
All children are
recommended to get two
doses of the measles, mumps
and rubella vaccine, and
students at post-high school
educational institutions
need to get the vaccine if
they dont have evidence
of immunity, according to
the CDC. It is through the
widespread use of the MMR
vaccine that measles cases
in the U.S. have declined

THE LOGIC IS THAT THE DISEASE IS LESS


LIKELY TO SPREAD IF MORE PEOPLE ARE
IMMUNIZED, AND THUS CREATE A HERD
IMMUNITY THAT PROTECTS THE ENTIRE
COMMUNITY.
their children in case of a
potential measles outbreak in
Kansas. People who choose
against vaccination put the
public at risk.
Back in December, at
least 40 people contracted
measles at a Disneyland in
California, the New York
Times reported. Since then,
the outbreak has spread to
seven states, affecting 114
people, according to a report
from Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.
Those cases could have been

by more than 99 percent


since the pre-vaccine era,
to a point of elimination,
according to the CDC.
Although some people
continue to argue against
vaccinations, science shows
otherwise. A common
misconception against
the vaccine, according to
NBC News, is that more
people die from the vaccine
than the actual disease.
However, only 329 deaths
linked to the MMR vaccine
occurred in the U.S. since

1990, the National Vaccine


Information Center reported,
while preventing 15.6 million
deaths worldwide, according
to the World Health
Organization.
Another major argument
against vaccinations is that
receiving the vaccine can
cause autism in children.
This immunization myth
has been tested for years
and has been repeatedly
debunked by studies showing
no association between
vaccines and autism,
according to the CDC. Signs
of autism start showing
around the recommended
time children get their
vaccine, CDC reported, and
this overlap can mislead
parents to think that the
vaccine is causing the autism
spectrum disorder, when
it does not. Parents who
choose not to vaccinate their
children based on these
misconception are putting
their children and the
community at risk.
At the University of Kansas,
students are required to
have two doses of the MMR
vaccine in order to prevent
the spread of the disease
on campus. The rest of
Lawrence should be required
to be vaccinated as well.
A measles outbreak can be
easily prevented, and that is
why everyone needs to be
vaccinated.
It has been proven time and
time again that vaccinations
do more good than bad. To
avoid the measles outbreak
from entering our state,
everyone needs to receive the
MMR vaccine.
Madeline Umali is a
sophomore from St. Louis
studying journalism

People: Dont just leave your


dogs outside to bark all day
its the most annoying and
disrespectful thing you could
do to your neighbors.
Had a dream that I was dating
Svi but even asleep I knew he was
jailbait.
#NOTEARSONLYDREAMS
If your clothes sit in the machine
for more than 15 minutes I will
take them out and put mine in.
I like to think if my dad were to sell
me into marriage I would go for a
good price. Like 12 goats and some
silk, maybe

The submission should include the authors name,


grade and hometown. Find our full letter to the editor
policy online at kansan.com/letters.

party, put the ideology


aside and start supporting
the presidents climate
actions by matching it with
equally strong legislation.
We are only as strong as our
hungriest family and most
in-need citizen, and we
must act to mitigate social
inequality by first acting on
climate change.

change send a clear signal


to the American public that
their allegiance lies with
energy producers and not
those they were elected to
represent.
Climate change denial is
not a message of support
for the American people
and economy, rather it is
negligence shrouded in
sound bites.
We cannot afford to
deepen social inequality
by allowing 14.5 percent
of our population to suffer
due to climate change. It
is time that all decisionmakers, regardless of their

ASK
ANISSA

Gabrielle Murnan is a junior


from Pittsburg studying
political science and
environmental studies

KANSAN SPECIAL

So about a year ago my girlfriend cheated on


me and told a lot of lies. I decided to give
her another chance and so far we havent
had any issues that I know of. But no matter
what I do, I cant seem to fully trust her. What
should I do?
Anissa Fritz
@anissafritz

ven though this


is a relationship
question, the
answer is all about you.
Being cheated on is one
of the worst feelings
trust me I know. You feel
betrayed and hurt. In
most relationships, your
significant other is your
best friend. The question
How could my best friend
do that to me? rings in
your head and alternates
with the thought: I wasnt
good enough.

THE ISSUE
LIES WITH YOU.
UNLESS YOU
CAN FORGIVE
HER, YOUR
RELATIONSHIP
WILL NOT BE
SUCCESSFUL.
The bottom line is there is
nothing your girlfriend can
do to regain your trust. The
issue lies with you. Unless
you can forgive her, your
relationship will not be
successful. To fully forgive
someone is not an easy
task, but its a choice you
need to make. Like I said,
being cheated on leaves a
lot of emotional scars, and
it takes a strong person to
completely forgive someone
for doing that. And no one
will ever tell you that you
have to forgive her either.
Unfortunately, if these
feelings of unrest and doubt
have gone on for a year,
the odds of you completely
forgiving her and moving
on are rather low not
impossible, but not likely.
If something in your
life causes you confusion
or doubt, then it is not

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meant for you and has


no place in your life. If it
did, you would know. This
applies to any relationship.
If you are meant to be
with someone, confusion
or doubt should not be
present. These feelings
seem to be prominent in
the relationship you are
currently in.
Here are your options:
Either you can forgive her
and give her back all the
trust that she threw away a
year ago, or you can leave.
Ive found we tend to stick
with people who have hurt
us because we are creatures
of habit. We like what is
familiar to us. Plus, it seems
like you two have been
together for a long time.
The idea of breaking up for
good is terrifying because
a lot of time was dedicated
to that individual. Breaking
up with them would mean
your time was spent for
nothing, and it may feel like
a complete waste.
However, if your
relationship brings you
unrest and constant
distrust, then breaking
up is the best option.
Ultimately, its all based
on you and what you can
emotionally conquer in
putting the past to rest.
Make sure you arent
only staying for comfort.

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Text 785-289-8351
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Keeping a pair of shoes in


your closet because they are
comfortable is acceptable;
keeping your girlfriend for
the same reason is not. If
you decide to walk away
and start fresh, remember
that no relationship is ever
a waste of time as long as
it taught you something
whether it is about
love, relationships or even
yourself.

THE KANSAN
EDITORIAL BOARD
Members of the Kansan
Editorial Board are Brian
Hillix, Paige Lytle, Cecilia
Cho, Stephanie Bickel and
Sharlene Xu.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015

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arts & features

HOROSCOPES

Aries (March 21-April 19)


Today is a 7
Squelch the urge to overspend.
Rely on your teammates to meet
a deadline. A female has the
numbers. Associates provide valuable input today and tomorrow.
Acknowledge it. Consider the situation objectively for a wonderful
discovery. Coast to victory.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 7
An old method doesnt work in a
new situation. Discuss creative,
practical options with an expert.
Make sure you get the instructions
straight. Attend to career goals
today and tomorrow. Verify account
balances. Minimize the risks.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is an 8
Conditions look good for travel
and study today and tomorrow. Get
household chores out of the way
first. Recuse yourself, in a conflict
of interests. Dont gossip. Put your
head down and get into your work.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is a 7
Harmony increases. The next couple of days are good for financial
planning and research. Balance
the books. Dont waste money on
frivolities. Keep some back. An old
method doesnt work. Try something new. Seize an opportunity.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is an 8
Take deep breaths when confronting a barrier. Your partner gets
creative. Work together and gain
more than expected over the next
few days. Dont forget the bottom
line. Divvy up proceeds according to your plan. Invest in your
savings.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is an 8
Dont talk about your work, just
do it. The pace is getting more
intense. The excellent job youve
been doing reflects well on you.
You bring ideas back down to
earth. Avoid chatter and keep a
deadline. Carpe diem.

JILL STIVERSON/KANSAN
Aimees Coffeehouse, 1025A Massachusetts St., is currently working on implementing a dinner show that would happen once every two weeks or so.

AIMEES FROM PAGE 1


will be small and intimate for
shows. Some of the shows
might be interactive for the
audience, and some may take
place in a small, 15x5-foot
space at one end of the venue.
Zimmerman
envisions
dinner theater shows at

Aimees as after-hours events


that include gourmet food,
coat check and valet parking.
He said he hopes the dinner
theater will allow attendees to
have a luxurious experience at
an affordable price.
Strong and Zimmerman will
begin searching for sponsors to
fund the project very soon.

The frequency and the


amount of shows to be held
at Aimees will depend on
how much support comes
from
the
community.
Strong said he encourages
community
members
to
share recommendations and
thoughts pertaining to the
dinner theater with the South

ALEX LAMB

@Lambcannon
The offensive thing about
the Fifty Shades of Grey
movie is that after all the
hullabaloo
surrounding
its sexual content from
think pieces decrying the
characters
relationship
to the fact that the film
brings BDSM (bondage,
dominance, sadism and
masochism) to mainstream
audiences the final
product is, in reality, pretty
tame.
The unique element Fifty
Shades has going for it is
that sex scenes make up
approximately 20 minutes

of the two-hour runtime,


but only a few of them are
legitimately kinky. The Red
Room of Pain isnt utilized
until close to the end, and
despite giving a look at all
sorts of tools and devices
housed
there,
nothing
particularly subversive or
exciting actually gets used.
Most of the sex scenes
are filmed pretty basically
as well, lacking in creative
ability
and
translating
the energy of how it feels
ineffectively. Rather than
ignite the senses, these
predominantly show sex
in a standard manner,
frequently forgetting to take
advantage of the power that

close-ups and smart editing


can provide.
As for the rest of this
erotic romance, well,
it certainly bears the
weaknesses of its origins.
Author E. L. James first
penned the Fifty Shades
books as Twilight fan
fiction, and the story and
characterization certainly
feel like amateur fantasy
writing. I would never
advocate
for
Nicholas
Sparks, but at least things
happen in his plots and his
characters receive far more
development.
Here,
the
narrative
is
excessively
simple.
Mysterious
27-year-old

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)


Today is a 6
Home attracts like a magnet today
and tomorrow. Enjoy domesticity.
Dont talk back or overspend. Do
what you promised. An argument
would be a waste of precious time.
Get into some fun, and clean up
afterwards.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)


Today is an 8
Send invoices and pay bills.
Take action to correct a financial
misunderstanding or breakdown.
Dont make expensive promises.
Trust your intuition. Wait for
results.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is an 8
The work you do now pays later.
Get assertive without stepping on
anyone. Avoid provoking jealousies. Stick to your budget. Dont
make purchases just yet.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 6
Take quiet time for yourself today
and tomorrow. Allow your thoughts
to wander. Devote extra care to
your physical well-being. Pamper
yourself with peace and beauty.

they wont be here forever,


Zimmerman said. Aimees
is one of those really, really
special places that means a lot
to a lot of people.

Edited by Samantha Darling

Lots of sex in dull romance of Fifty Shades

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)


Today is a 7
Put your heart and talents into
your work. Intellect and emotions
contribute to the quality. Fun
and play are the key elements for
professional discovery. Postpone
discussions and meetings. Immerse yourself in your game.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)


Today is a 7
Relax. Craft your words, but dont
deliver them yet. Consider what
you want to say. Study and write
over the next two days, from home
if possible. Work could interfere
with travel. Family can help.

Mass Art Guild.


Were in the investigative
stages, Strong said. Wed
love the support from the
community.
I think its really important
that we pay attention, and
if not preserve, (then) enjoy
local downtown businesses
while theyre still here, because

UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND FOCUS FEATURES/ASSOCIATED PRESS


In this image released by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, Dakota Johnson, left, and Jamie Dornan appear in a
scene from the film Fifty Shades of Grey.

billionaire Christian Grey


(Jamie Dornan) takes a
slightly stalkerish interest in
shy college senior Anastasia
Steele (Dakota Johnson)
after she interviews him.
Theyre
both
intensely
attracted to each other,
but she has no sexual
experience and wants a real
relationship. On the other
hand, he is committed to
BDSM and wants a strictly
sexual relationship, with
her as the submissive and
him as the dominant. The
main
conflict
revolves
around whether shell sign
a contract agreeing to this
arrangement as they both
push their personal limits,
which, in execution, doesnt
exactly make for compelling
filmmaking.
At least Kelly Marcels
screenplay smoothes out a
lot of the rough edges that
made the relationship in
the book so objectionable.
Christian doesnt come off
as a violent abuser here, and
though hes still controlling,
thats toned down as well.
Dornan
and
Johnson
hold a palpable chemistry
together, sexually charged
but dramatically weak.
Johnson relies far too much
on her lip-biting move, but
manages to give a surface
amount of emotion for
viewers to invest in her
surprise, nervousness and
particularly her pleasure.
Dornan broods around
and musters up enough

creepiness and jealousy to


pass as a character with a
few different sides, but falls
short in bringing interesting
personality to him.
Director Sam TaylorJohnson
handles
needed
moments
of
humor with a satisfying
straightforwardness,
from a drunk dial to the
explicit
dissection
of
Anastasias sexual contract,
while leaving room for
awkward chuckles from
the audience after lines
that are too ridiculous to
take seriously. However,
many of the passionate
moments bare a simplicity
or distance in delivery. In
a story all about pushing
intimate boundaries, thats
disappointing,
especially
when the climactic turning
point
involving
those
boundaries fails to feel like a
big deal to the audience.
Ultimately, the wealth
of sexual content adds
up to primarily softcore
pornography
and
just
teases of kinkier and more
provocative sex, with a
fairly plain, unremarkably
rendered fantasy romance
surrounding it. That can
still make for a hot and
heavy time and put viewers
in the mood, but theres
little cinematic merit to
Fifty Shades of Grey
beyond that.

Edited by Kayla Schartz

QUICK QUESTION

Chloe Hays and Katie Norris are close friends and locals. This year they are freshman roommates at the University. The Kansan caught up
with them and talked about their first year at the University.

What has been one of the hardest parts about coming to the University for you so far?

For me, since I grew


up here, its kind of
difficult being
in the same place for
so long. It would have
been kind of nice to
have a change.
CHLOE HAYS

Freshman from Lawrence

I think a harder class


load compared to high
school, and I would
agree with Chloe
about the hometown
part, too.
KATIE NORRIS
Freshman from Lawrence

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TRENDING

Drakes surprise drop a bold move


Lily Grant

@lilygrant_UDK

rake dropped a
surprise mixtape
on iTunes
Thursday night, Feb. 12.
The 17-track mixtape,
titled If Youre Reading
This Its Too Late, features
PARTYNEXTDOOR, Lil
Wayne and Travi$ Scott. The
mixtapes sale is projected
to hit about 500,000 copies
in the first three days,
according to Forbes.
This is the rappers first
full-length release since
Nothing Was The Same
in 2013. With the exception
of a few features on other
artists songs, Drakes
last release was a trio of
songs in October of 2014.
He dropped Heat of the
Moment, How Bout
Now and 6 God on
SoundCloud. The latter
appears on the new mixtape,
so perhaps the other two
will appear on a future
release.
Thursday morning, Drake
released a 14-minute,
40-second film titled
Jungle. The slow-paced,
ominous film shows
Drake in a car in L.A.,
returning to his hometown
of Toronto and in a few
other locations as well. Its
an artistic piece featuring
home videos of Drake as a
child, interactions between
him and his WOEs (people
Working on Excellence,
aka his peers) and an
interesting dream scene that
is left to the interpretation
of the viewer. At one point,
Drake is shown looking
out from a high vantagepoint in Toronto, which he
calls the 6, in reference
to Torontos two main area
codes.
It features snippets of two
songs that appear on the
mixtape, Know Yourself
and Jungle. The video
hinted at new music and
left many viewers hungry
for more. Relief came for
fans when Drakes surprise
album arrived later that
night.
There is speculation that
Drake was obligated to

SUDOKU

release If Youre Reading


This Its Too Late to fulfill
a contract requirement with
Cash Money Records, Inc.
The label was promised
four albums from Drake,
according to court
documents cited by the
online music publication
The Early Registration. Its
rumored this release may
be Drakes way of freeing
himself from his contractual
commitment to Cash
Money, which would enable
him to leave the label with
his mentor, Lil Wayne.
Lil Wayne, who is featured
on the albums track Used
To, is also signed with
Cash Money Records and
is currently feuding with
the label. Lil Wayne was
supposed to release Tha
Carter V on Oct. 28 of
last year, but Cash Money
refused to release it. The
artist bashed the label on

Twitter and filed a $51


million lawsuit against it last
month. Lil Wayne is trying
to find a way to get off the
label, and Drake will likely
go with him when he does.
Fans expected an album
titled Views From The 6,
as Drake announced in July
of last year. Its unclear if
If Youre Reading This Its
Too Late is that project
under a different name, but
its possible that Thursday
nights surprise drop marks
a transitional moment in
Drakes career, and that
Views From the 6 is still in
the works.
Further evidence of
Drakes rebellion against
Cash Money came shortly
after the album appeared on
iTunes. All 17 tracks were
uploaded to OVOs official
SoundCloud, available to
stream for free. Minutes
later, they were all removed,

Network has short list


for Stewart replacement
LYNN ELBER

Associated Press

CRYPTOQUIP

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Drakes surprise drop of If Youre Reading This Its Too Late is rumored to be a way of freeing himself from Cash Money.

LOS ANGELES Comedy


Central is mulling a short
list of replacements for
Daily Show host Jon
Stewart, a decision that
could affect how much
influence the show has
on the 2016 presidential
campaign.
Also at issue: Whether
Stewart,
an
executive
producer for Daily Show
as well as host, retains some
role with the show that
has helped shape attitudes
toward politics and media
and given campaigns an
appealing forum to reach
potential voters, especially
younger ones.
TBD, said Doug Herzog,
president
of
Viacom
Entertainment Group, using
the shorthand for to be
determined, when asked if
Stewart would keep a hand
in.
Its not out of the
question, Herzog added.
Stewart, 52, announced
Tuesday that he will leave
the hosts job this year, a
move that had been closely
held by him and the channel.
The timing of his exit has
yet to be determined, and
Stewart did not say what he
plans to do afterward.
I think Jon wanted to get

this off his chest and put it


out there. Hes been carrying
this for a little while, and
now well have to discuss
the next steps, Herzog said.
Hell take a deep breath, as
will we, and figure out whats
best for Jon Stewart and best
for The Daily Show, in that
order.
He declined to comment
on when Stewart, whose
contract is up this fall, told
Comedy Central of his
decision to leave.
Herzog said theres a short
list of possible Stewart
replacements,
declining
to provide specifics. Its
uncertain
whether
it
includes former Daily
Show correspondent John
Oliver, who moved to HBO
after successfully filling in
for Stewart when he took a
movie-making break.
Asked about whether
Oliver is a candidate,
Herzogs reply was succinct.
John Olivers got a job, he
said.
Asked if that meant he was
not under consideration,
Herzog said: I think hes
spoken for.
Whoever is chosen has
heavy lifting to do.
Its almost impossible to
estimate the impact that
Jon Stewart has had on
correcting misinformation
in the media and calling

out our politicians when


they need to be called out,
said Sophia McClennen, a
Penn State professor and
author of Is Satire Saving
Our Nation?: Mockery and
American Politics.
And that was felt in the
halls of power.
Stewart had a very
special talent for putting
fear in everybody from the
candidate to the operative
to the intern, should they
do something wrong, say
something wrong. You knew
it might be immortalized
on The Daily Show, said
Kevin Madden, who was a
campaign adviser for Mitt
Romney in 2008 and 2012.
Even former President
Bill Clinton felt compelled
to weigh in, although
lightheartedly.
Jon Stewarts departure
raises 2 Qs: 1) Where will
I get my news each night?
2) Does this mean hes
doing a sequel to Death to
Smoochy? Clinton posted
on Twitter, including a
reference to a 2002 comedy
in which Stewart appeared.
News satire will live on,
largely because Stewart
created an incredible market
for it. In that sense, there
will be a lot of folks trying to
occupy the very big shadow
hes cast over the genre,
Madden said.

likely at Cash Moneys


command.
Given the circumstances,
Drake likely released
this mixtape to satisfy
his agreement with Cash
Money, and is saving his
senior album, which is
anticipated to be the greatest
compilation of Drake music
thus far, for his own label,
OVO Sound.
Edited by Samantha Darling

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015

Undefeated Kansas softball team moves to 10-0


DEREK SKILLETT
@derek_skillett

They just keep on winning.


After suffering a serious scare
on Sunday, the Jayhawks calmly
made another comeback to
defeat Weber State and move
to 10-0 on the season, tying the
best start in program history.
JAYHAWKS SHOW GRIT IN
COMEBACK EFFORT
Kansas endured its third
scare of the season, falling
behind 3-0 to Weber State
before scoring five unanswered
runs in the sixth inning to earn
its 10th win of the season.

As has been the case for the


entire season, the seniors came
up big. Facing a 3-2 deficit in
the sixth inning, senior Chanin
Naudin blasted a double to
right center field to push across
two runs that gave the Jayhawks
a 4-3 lead. A couple more runs
gave the Jayhawks a 6-3 lead
that they would preserve in the
seventh inning for a big win.
However, the Jayhawks left
more than a few runs on bases
that they failed to capitalize on,
which frustrated coach Megan
Smith.
I have confidence that our
kids are going to keep fighting
and that theyre going to come

through, but it is frustrating,


Smith said in a press release.
We need to capitalize on the
runners we get in scoring
position early and I think were
waiting for things to happen
instead of going and attacking
things.
On defense, the Jayhawks
had some difficulty pitching,
having to rotate through three
different pitchers. Senior Alicia
Pille started the game, but was
replaced by junior Monique
Wesley, who was replaced
by senior Beth Wilson. Pille
returned in the seventh inning
to finish off the game, but
Wilson earned the win.

Beth did a great job coming


in; she was poised and
confident and went right after
their hitters. She did a great
job for us until we got the lead
then we put Pille back in there
to close it out and I thought
she did a great job doing that,
Smith said.
TROY COX RECAP
The Jayhawks have now swept
two straight weekend classics.
This one was not easy though.
They had to fight through some
tough challenges, including
two tough games with New
Mexico State and had to come
back twice to win against

Weber State.
The game of the weekend
was undoubtedly the second
game against New Mexico
State, which turned into a 2512 barnburner win for the
Jayhawks on Saturday. The
Jayhawks set offensive program
records for hits (23), runs (25),
RBIs (25) and doubles (7).
The win, while entertaining,
showed that Kansas has
the ability to generate large
amounts of offense to win
games.
At the end of the day, the
Jayhawks are 10-0.
Its unbelievable. Its tough
to do and its been a tough

schedule, Smith said. Our


girls just believe every single
game that theyre going to win
and they fight until they do.
Thats how were going to win
all of our games this season
none of them are going to be
easy, were going to have to fight
through every one of them.
Up next, the Jayhawks
will travel to Gainesville,
Fla., to play in the Aquafina
Invitational. Kansas will face
its toughest matchup of the
season, as they will play the
No. 1 team in the country, the
Florida Gators, who are also
10-0.
Edited by Kelsi Kirwin

Snedeker breaks personal record, wins Pebble Beach


DOUG FERGUSON
Associated Press

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.


Brandt Snedeker broke his
own scoring record and won
the AT&T Pebble Beach
National Pro-Am for the
second time in three years.
Snedeker played bogeyfree in the final round
Sunday and left the mistakes
to everyone else. He closed
with a 5-under 67 and a
three-shot victory over Nick
Watney, and the timing
could not have been better.
Snedeker fell out of the top
50 at the end of last year for
the first time since 2011 and
was guaranteed of playing
only one major and no
World Golf Championships
unless he turned his game
around. One great week at
one of his favorite spots in
golf changed everything.
The victory assures him
a spot in the Masters and
PGA Championship (he was
already eligible for the U.S.
Open). And he moves to
No. 31 in the world ranking,

which most likely gets him


into all the WGCs, starting
with Doral in three weeks.
Im just so excited about
whats next, Snedeker said.
He made only one bogey in
72 holes of glorious weather,
as good as it gets at Pebble
Beach. And when he finally
took the lead after Watney
made his worst swing of the
week a 4-iron right of
the sixth fairway and into
Stillwater Cove Snedeker
pulled away, taking all the
drama out of the final hour.
A conservative par on
the final hole gave him a
22-under 265, breaking the
scoring record by two shots
that he set in 2013. He also
broke by two shots the score
to par previously held by
Phil Mickelson (2007) and
Mark OMeara (1997) when
the par-72 Poppy Hills was
still in the rotation.
Watney opened with four
straight birdies, but it was
three bogeys in a five-hole
stretch at the turn that cost
him. He rallied with a pair
of birdies for a 69 to secure

ERIC RISBERG/ASSOCIATED PRESS


Nick Watney hits out of a bunker onto the second green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Sunday in Pebble Beach, Calif. Watney took second place in the tournament.

second place alone, a good


step for him getting his game
back in order.

Charlie Beljan closed with


a 66 and finished third.
Jim Furyk, the 54-hole
leader, didnt make his first
birdie until the 11th hole.
He missed three birdie putts
inside 10 feet on the front
nine, went out in 38, and
was out of the hunt halfway
through the final round. It
was the ninth time Furyk
failed to convert when he
had at least a share of the
54-hole lead since his last
victory at the 2010 Tour
Championship. Then again,
this was his first competition
in five months.
I only made two birdies
today and I hit the ball way
better than that, Furyk said.
He tied for seventh, six shots
behind, along with Jordan

Spieth and Matt Jones.


With
a
big
crowd
celebrating one of the
most beautiful weeks ever
at Pebble, the final round
quickly turned into a battle
between
Snedeker
and
Watney.
Watney, thrilled at the
chance to play with San
Francisco Giants catcher
Buster Posey, opened with
four straight birdies to build
a two-shot lead. But on the
par-3 fifth, a photographer
shot his camera at the top
of Watneys swing and he
flinched, coming up well
short and in a bunker.
Watney made bogey, and
Snedeker rolled in a 15-foot
birdie putt for a two-shot
swing to tie for the lead.

It was a big putt for


Snedeker, and it was evident
by the abrupt fist pump
when it dropped. He took
the lead on the next hole
when Watney pushed his
approach over the edge of
the cliff and made bogey.
Watney never caught up.
They matched birdies on the
seventh and 11th holes, and
then Snedeker pulled away
with pars. Watney made
bogey from a fairway bunker
on the 13th, and from behind
the green on the 14th to fall
four shots behind.
I thought Brandt handled
himself really, really well,
Watney said. Maybe in
trouble one time, but very
solid. So thats what I need
to be like next time.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015

THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN

Perry Ellis reaches


1,000-point milestone
DEREK SKILLETT
@derek_skillett

It didnt take long for


Kansas junior forward Perry
Ellis to make history against
Baylor. With 12:06 left in
the first half, Ellis nailed a
jumper to give him 1,001
career points. That made
him the 11th player in the
Bill Self era to score 1,000
or more points. This feat is
more impressive considering
he averaged only 5.8 pointsper-game in 13.6 minutes as
a freshman.
With 18 points in the
game, Ellis now has 1,015
career points, placing him in
54th place all time in Kansas
scoring.
Its a great accomplishment
and Im just blessed to be
in this position, Ellis said
after the game. Its really
an honor and feels great. Im
just trying to keep getting
better and better and keep
winning.
All of Ellis 18 points were
needed as the Jayhawks faced
a 13-point first-half deficit.
The No. 8 Jayhawks (21-4,
10-2) ended up defeating
No. 16 Baylor (18-7, 6-6) 7464 in Allen Fieldhouse on
Saturday afternoon.
The Bears got off to a
hot start, opening up a 2310 lead on the Jayhawks
in the opening minutes.
The Jayhawks found their
footing in the second half,

outscoring the Bears 47-31


en route to the win.
They hung 23 on us in
the first nine minutes of
the game, coach Bill Self
said. After that, they missed
some open looks that they
made early and we defended
them and rebounded better.
The biggest thing in the
second half was they shot
a low percentage, we did a
much better job on the glass
and we attacked their zone a
lot better.
One
of
the
biggest
surprises of the game came
from the performance of
redshirt sophomore forward
Landen Lucas, who scored
nine points and grabbed
four rebounds, including
three offensive rebounds, off
the bench for the Jayhawks.
He was great, Self said.
He got 14 minutes, but
he made the most of them.
Hes worked hard. There are
certain things that Landen
does better than any big
guy we have because he
understands the game better
than any big guy we have. For
him to have the confidence
to shoot it, its always nice to
see it go in because that is a
big moment for a youngster.
The Jayhawks held Baylors
junior forward Rico Gathers,
who is currently averaging
12.6 rebounds-per-game, to
eight rebounds, including
only two offensive rebounds.
He made some hard shots.

Of the six baskets he made,


I bet you three of them
were shots we would hope
he would take and then
he delivered, Self said of
Gathers performance. If
we did one good thing on
him, it was he only got two
offensive rebounds. But we
didnt do a great job on him,
I thought he played very
well. I thought the whole
team played well.
But the afternoon belonged
to Ellis.
My mom was up there,
just happy and she was happy
for me, Ellis said. I just go
out there and just play hard
for my family, coaches, fans,
teammates and everybody.
Thats what I try to do.
Up next, the Jayhawks will
travel to Morgantown, W.V.,
for a Big Monday matchup.
Tomorrow well prepare
in a 30-minute practice,
Self said. If youre going to
play West Virginia and only
practice for 30 minutes,
youd be better doing it the
second game. Certainly
Wayne, Kelly, Devonte and
Brannen need to show up.
Hopefully our guys go in
with the mindset to score
instead of survive.
Edited by Kayla Schartz

BRENT BURFORD/KANSAN
Kansas senior outfielder Michael Suitor makes it to second base in Kansas win against Grand Canyon last spring.

BEN LIPOWITZ/KANSAN
Junior forward Perry Ellis attempts a layup in the win against Baylor. Ellis reached the 1,000 point mark with 18 points.

Tigers sweep Jayhawks


in season opening series
JOEY ANGUIANO
@joey_anguiano

Despite taking the lead


in the second inning and
building on it in the fourth,
the Kansas Jayhawks (0-3)
were unable to avoid the
sweep this weekend in
Baton Rouge, La. Kansas
found itself behind the
second-ranked LSU Tigers
(3-0) after a sixth inning
that saw the Tigers score
four runs.
The
game
looked
promising early for the
Jayhawks, as sophomore
Sean Rackoski started for
the first time in his career.
Rackoski only allowed one
run through the first four
innings and seven hits
through the duration of his
appearance.
Sophomore
Michael
Tinsley started the scoring
for the Jayhawks early in
the second inning after
getting walked and taking
advantage of an LSU error
to score. Senior Dakota

Smith then followed suit,


scoring on a wild pitch
and taking the lead for the
Jayhawks 2-1.
Rackoski wasnt the only
one who had a career first
today, as senior Blair Beck
hit his first career home run
as a Jayhawk in the fourth
inning, expanding Kansas
lead to two runs. Then in
the sixth, with the game
tied at three, the Jayhawks
took their final lead of the
game as freshman Matt
McLaughlin was hit in after
recording his first career
hit.
It proved to be not enough,
as LSU scored four runs in
the sixth. LSU sophomore
Jake Fraley started the rally
for the Tigers with a single,
followed by freshman Bryce
Jordan being walked. The
Tigers senior designated
hitter Chris Sciambra then
hit Fraley home with an RBI
single to tie the game at four.
Senior Jared Foster pinch
ran for Jordan, and was
hit home on another RBI

single, this time from junior


Mark Laird. The Tigers hit
Laird and Sciambra both in
before the end of the inning
on RBI singles, giving LSU a
7-4 lead.
While the weekend ended
in a sweep for the Jayhawks,
playing the second ranked
team on their home field
early in the season is a great
source of growth for the
team. Hopefully after this
series, Kansas can take the
experience gained and put it
to use against its upcoming
Pac-12 opponents later this
week in Arizona.

Edited by Kayla Schartz

THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN

PAGE 9

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015

Kansas tennis earns the win in home opener


JACOB CLEMEN
@jclemn9

Kansas tennis picked up its


first home win of the season
in
exhilarating
fashion,
knocking off No. 49 Houston
4-3.
The Jayhawks home opener
marked the first time Kansas
has won against a ranked
opponent since last year and
improved the team to 3-4 on
the year.
Coming
out
and
competing, staying confident
in what were doing, being
fearless and not being afraid
of being successful thats a
process we are going through
as a team, coach Todd
Chapman said. I couldnt be
more proud of the girls and
the team.
Kansas started the day
strong in doubles play. Senior
Maria Belen Luduea and
her partner junior Maria Jose
Cardona lost their doubles
match 6-4, but freshmen
Summer Collins and Rachel

McNeely won their match 6-4,


setting up a dramatic finish in
the final doubles matchup.
Freshmen Smith Hinton and
Madison Harrison built a 5-1
lead before Houston erased
the deficit to even things at
5-5. Kansas then went ahead
6-5 and Houston rallied again
to even things at 6-6. Kansas
won the tiebreaker 7-6 to
clinch the doubles point for
the Jayhawks.
Cardona dropped the first
singles point fairly quickly (60, 6-3) to even the score at a
point apiece.
Harrison followed up the
excitement of her deciding
match in doubles with a
singles victory (6-1, 6-4) to
put the Jayhawks up 2-1.
Houston picked up two
singles points against Luduea
and McNeely to go ahead 3-2
with two matches left to play.
Kansas needed victories
from both Hinton and Collins
if it hoped to secure the win.
Hinton won her first set
handily 6-1 but dropped the

second set 6-3. In the deciding


set, Hinton won the first four
games but surrendered four of
the next five before securing
the set 6-4 and the match.
The final and deciding
match between Collins and
Maria Cardenas, the junior
from Houston, was a long
and dramatic affair. Cardenas
jumped to an early lead and
secured the first set 6-1.
Collins then took a back-andforth second set 6-4 and had
momentum heading into the
final set. Cardenas took the
first game but Collins won
five straight to lead 5-1 but
had trouble putting Cardenas
away. Cardenas was able to
win four straight to even
things at 5-5. Collins then
won the next two games to
win her match and secure the
victory for Kansas.
I came out in the first set
not very confident, Collins
said. I knew I had to change
it around. ... When things
arent going your way its hard
to keep up your energy.

KIRSTEN SELSTAD/KANSAN
Senior Maria Luduea celebrates a point against the University of Houston during a doubles match over the weekend.

Chapman said Hinton and


Collins did a fantastic job
staying calm with a victory
on the line and that the
key to Kansas success was
staying positive and executing

Mens golf kicks off spring season


NICK COUZIN
@ncouz

The Jayhawk men golfers


began their spring season on
Saturday in Phoenix as they
played in their Alumni Match.
We got a lot of work done
in Phoenix, coach Jamie
Bermel said. The guys had a
little rust in their game as they
hadnt competed or qualified
since last fall.
In the alumni event, they

The guys had a little rust


in their game as they hadnt
competed or qualified since
last fall.
JAMIE BERMEL
Mens golf coach

were able to play with some


former KU golfers including
Nate Barbee.

Barbee is currently playing


professionally and has status
on the Web.com Tour.
After shaking off the rust
and getting back in the swing
of their winning ways, the
Jayhawk mens golf team will
compete in the University of
Wyoming Intercollegiate in
Palm Desert, Calif.
Wednesday, Bermel said
he will be bringing six
golfers with him this coming
weekend.

Those golfers include junior


Ben Welle, sophomore Chase
Hanna, senior Logan Philley,
freshman Daniel Hudson,
redshirt freshman Brock
Drogosch and junior Connor
Peck. He said he chose them
for the experience theyve had
because they played in most
of the events during the fall
with Welle and Hanna having
played in all six.

comebacks.
We have to remember
that well be back to work on
Monday but well enjoy it this
weekend, Chapman said.
The Jayhawks will be in

action again next weekend in


Colorado against Denver on
Feb. 21 and Colorado on Feb.
22.

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Landen Lucas plays for wins, not minutes


SCOTT CHASEN
@SChasenKU

In the Jayhawks 25 games


this season, no player has seen
his minutes vary game-togame more than Landen Lucas.
The redshirt sophomore has
played 15 or more minutes
on four occasions, including
a 24-minute outing against
the TCU Horned Frogs, but
hes also played less than five
minutes in five different games.
To Lucas, however, theres
only one stat that matters: Wins.
Whatever coach asks of me,
Im ready to do, Lucas said
following the teams victory
over Baylor. Whether I play or
dont play, [Im] always ready.
Lucas was certainly ready
for the big stage, especially
in the second half, where he
recorded seven points, three
rebounds and one assist in 12
minutes. Lucas matched his
career-high in scoring with
nine points while knocking
down five free throws in a game
for just the second time in his
career.
In the postgame press
conference, Bill Self was also
complimentary of the play of
Lucas, especially on a day when
players like sophomores Frank
Mason III and Brannen Greene
really struggled to shoot the
ball.
[Landen] understands the
game better than any big guy we
have, Self said. Landen knows
how to play [against the zone],
and he was obviously good
against the zone [today].
Sure enough, with the
Jayhawks down four with 10
minutes to go, it was Lucas
ability to read the zone that

BEN LIPOWITZ/KANSAN
Sophomore guard Brannen Greene celebrates Saturdays win against Baylor.

changed the game. Brannen


Greene missed a long threepoint attempt, but Lucas got
himself into position for an
offensive rebound. His move
was crucial given that theres
often an extra second of
hesitation as players figure out
who they need to box out.
Lucas snagged the offensive
board and went right back
up. He missed the put-back
attempt, but was in deep
enough position that he was
able to jump right back up one
more time and score, while
getting fouled. Sure enough,
Lucas basket sparked a 10-0
Kansas run, which effectively

ended the game as the Jayhawks


took momentum. Baylor was
forced to use its third and
fourth timeouts, all before the
under-eight media timeout,
and that was that.
Kansas would lead the rest
of the way, winning 74-64,
while outscoring the Bears by
16 points in the second half.
It wasnt just Self who noticed
Lucas impact in the second
half either, as he had the full
support of his teammates after
the game.
[Lucas]
helped
us
tremendously, junior forward
Perry Ellis said. He came out
[in the second half] with great

BEN LIPOWITZ/KANSAN
Redshirt sophomore Landen Lucas dunks the ball against Baylor. Lucas had seven points, three boards and one assist.

effort and really helped us over


the hump.
Overall, the performance
by Lucas in the second half
really decided the game, and it
was something that definitely
caught the eyes of analysts
on Twitter. Rob Dauster of
NBC Sports jokingly called
Lucas the greatest player of all

time, adding that he was the


difference maker for Kansas
in the second half, while CBS
Seth Davis credited Lucas for
sparking the comeback.
Moving forward, the Jayhawks
will hit the road to take on the
West Virginia Mountaineers,
another game of uncertainty
for Lucas. He could play 20

minutes against the press; he


could be a DNP. However, one
thing wont change for Lucas
his mindset.
Its definitely not the easiest
thing, Lucas said. Theres a lot
of ups and downs, [but] I just
try to stay positive.

Edited by Yu Kyung Lee

Track and field face solid


competition over weekend
G.J. MELIA
@gjmelia
MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Southern California forward Alexyz Vaioletama squeezes between Stanford forward Bonnie Samuelson (41) and
forward Erica McCall on Friday in Stanford, Calif.

No. 19 Stanford women


dismiss UCLA 68-50
ASSOCIATED PRESS
STANFORD, Calif.
Bonnie Samuelson scored
24 points, her sister Karlie
added 14 and No. 19 Stanford
easily topped UCLA 68-50 on
Sunday.
Bonnie made 8 of 12
3-pointers a career-high
and Karlie had four, as
Stanford (19-7, 11-3 Pac-

12) overcame cold shooting


at the start of both halves to
run away from UCLA (10-15,
6-8), which did not make a
3-pointer (0 for 3).
Stanford trailed 10-4 after 6
minutes, but the Cardinal
warmed up quickly, as a 9-0
spurt started by a Karlie
Samuelson 3-pointer gave
them their first lead of the
night. Bonnie Samuelson
then drilled three-straight 3s,

Karlie hit another one later


and Stanford led comfortably
at the half, 37-24.
Stanford had just two
baskets in the first six minutes
of the second half, but UCLA
only narrowed the gap to 10
points. Bonnie Samuelson hit
a 3 to make it 45-32, and the
Cardinal lead hit 20 with 8:25
to go.
Jordin Canada led UCLA
with 10 points.

The Kansas track and field


team completed competitive
meets in Ames, Iowa,
and Fayetteville, Ark., on
Saturday with no victories,
but
multiple
athletes
recorded career-highs in
their events, per University
release.
In Fayetteville, the Jayhawks
had
two
second-place
finishers. In the womens
high jump, senior Lindsay
Vollmer jumped to a height
of 511 12, while sophomore
Grace Pickell tied for fifth
in the same event. In the
mens pole vault, junior Nick
Maestretti tied for second,
posting a height of 172 34.
Senior Michael Stigler
headed the 4x400-meter
relay team, which finished
in 13th place. With Stigler
were freshman Tre Daniels,
senior Kenneth McCuin and
junior Drew Matthews. The

team completed the relay in


3:10.42, the sixth-fastest time
in school history.
At the ISU Classic, there
were several Jayhawks with
successful weekends. In
the 800 meters, junior Kelli
McKenna, sophomore Nashia
Baker and redshirt freshman
Lydia Saggau placed in spots
37-39 respectively.

[The competition] did


a good job of giving us a
realistic view of where our
teams are as we head into
the conference meet,
STANLEY REDWINE
Track and field coach

Both
junior
Hannah
Richardson and freshman
Alaina Schroeder finished
with impressive times as well
in their events. Richardson

finished 10th, running a time


of 4:49.49 in the womens
mile, while Schroeder timed
in at 9:54.16, good enough
for 23rd in the womens 3,000
meters.
Coach Stanley Redwine said
both the Tyson Invitational
and ISU Classic gave the track
athletes a good barometer of
competition heading into the
Big 12 Championships.
[The competition] did
a good job of giving us a
realistic view of where our
teams are as we head into the
conference meet, Redwine
said in the University release.
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weeks to prepare for the Big
12 Championships, which
will take place in Ames, Iowa,
on Feb. 27 and 28. Redwine
said the team will use the
time to heal injuries, as well
as put in more work to be
fully ready for the conference
meet.
Edited by Lane Cofas

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KANSAS
TIPOFF

BASKETBALL GAMEDAY
KANSAS VS. WEST VIRGINIA
FEB. 16, 8 P.M., WVU COLISEUM

KANSAS

DAN HARMSEN
@udk_dan

AT A GLANCE

More power to the people that keep


picking against Kansas. This team
was too small, right? Too young? Well,
right now, Kansas has a two-game
conference lead with six to play. Sure,
in non-conference play, Kansas didnt
look like it belonged on the same floor
as Kentucky (32 point loss) or Temple
(25 point loss). But Selfs team is never the same in February as it is in November. The Jayhawks only two losses
in conference play came on the road
and only by a 5-point margin.

PLAYER TO WATCH

No. 8
(21-4, 10-2 Big 12)

PROJECTED STARTERS

Wayne Selden Jr., sophomore, guard


The bulk of Seldens 15 points Saturday did not come at the rim, but
the encouraging sign was that he took nine shots from the foul-line
and made eight. The sophomore ranks second in the league in threepoint field goal percentage (42.3 percent), but Kansas is at its best
when he is attacking the basket, while at the same time protecting
the basketball.

Devonte Graham, freshman,


guard
West Virginias mad-house pressure
will likely put considerable stress on
Mason. While Selden is white-hot from
three, his ball-handling is not trustworthy enough on the road against
quick feet. Thats why Kansas needs
freshman Devonte Graham to come
to his aid Monday night. Lately, the
guard has averaged close to 15 minutes per game, but expect to see his
ball-handling utilized more Monday.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015

No. 21

WEST VIRGINIA

When its working, its a thing of beauty. Kansas basically shot its way out
of the Baylor zone on Saturday. It pulverized Texas Tech with jumper after
jumper. Brannen Greene has torched
Georgetown and Texas to name a couple. But in Stillwater on Feb. 7, the well
ran dry in the second half, and Kansas
went stagnant in the half-court. Saturday, the Jayhawks got solid efforts
out of Ellis, Lucas and Alexander. Was
that an exception in the confines of
Allen Fieldhouse, or the rule and a sign
of things to come?

BY THE NUMBERS

5.1

Kansas ranks third in the Big 12 in


rebounding margin.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Juwan Staten, senior, guard


Staten is one of the best players in the conference. Period. The numbers will do the talking. He ranks fifth in the
league in scoring (14.3), 15th in field-goal percentage (41.5
percent), second in assists (4.58), third in assists-to-turnover ratio (2.39), and 10th in minutes played (30.92). Itll be
interesting to see who Self uses to match up on him
.

Sophomore Frank Masons streak of double-digit scoring games ended Saturday.

Kansas avoids the sloppiness. West

BIG JAY WILL CHEER IF


Virginia will try to speed you up,
theyll go for the steal and get
it sometimes but that will also
give you open looks. Kansas should
not try to get in a track meet on the
road against a team hungry for a win.
While its not Kansas strength, the
Jayhawks should slow things down
in the half court and impose their will
down low. Ellis and Alexander could
have big nights.

@RealBlairSheady

AT A GLANCE

West Virginia has been on the short


side of the stick a few times (close
losses to LSU and Iowa State), but
when you shoot the ball as poorly
from the line as they often do (65.1
percent), thatll happen. At other
times, the Mountaineers get their
doors blown off. Theyve been victim
to 18-plus-point losses four times in
conference play. And at other times,
theyll run you out of the gym, as they
did to Oklahoma in mid-January.

PLAYER TO WATCH

Jevon
Frank Mason III, sophomore, guard
The 5-foot-11 guard saw his 21-game double-digit scoring effort
come to an abrupt end Saturday. Still, Kansas is winning, and it is
clear that Mason is the heartbeat of a team poised to cut down the
schools 11th-straight set of nets. Mason ranks sixth in the league in
assist-to-turnover ratio (2.2) and 11th in scoring (12.2).

Gary Browne, senior, guard


His fourth year contributing in as many years, Gary Browne
has actually seen his playing time diminish slightly. As a
freshman, he averaged nearly 26 minutes per game, but
now he is down to less than 20. Browne averages just 6.8
points per game, but shoots a respectable 36.1 percent
from downtown. His foul-shooting is less encouraging, just
67.1 percent on the year.

Carter, freshman,
guard

The 6-foot-2 freshman will come off


the bench and wreak havoc. He averages the third most steals per game
in the Big 12 (1.92). Carter also contributes 8.1 points per game in a little
over 22 minutes. West Virginia coach
Bob Huggins likes to cycle through
his rolodex of quick, turnover-creating
guards. Carter is usually one of the
first off the bench.

QUESTION MARK
Kelly Oubre Jr., freshman, guard
Kansas is 8-0 when Oubre makes multiple three pointers. Why?
He holds defenses accountable when hes shooting well. Then,
he can stretch them out, slash past them and create. He looks
more assertive on the home court, but an 18-point, six-rebound,
and turnover-free performance Saturday gives hope that he is
figuring out how to be more consistent.

Daxter Miles, Jr., freshman, guard


The 6-foot-3 freshman has seen his bumps this season. In
just 18.8 minutes per game, Miles, Jr. has averaged just 6.1
points per game. He has only made 38.1 percent of his fieldgoals, including 30.1 percent from three, and his free throws
are no sure thing. In fact, he misses more than he makes:
just 13 of 29 (44.8 percent), and he doesnt get there often.

Perry Ellis, junior, forward


There is a reason only 56 players to ever wear a Kansas uniform
have scored 1,000 points. It takes a solid player who stays
around long enough. Thats just what Ellis is and has done. The
junior leads the Jayhawks with 13.1 points per game and seven
rebounds. He came up big when Kansas needed him against
Baylor. Ellis scored 18 points and added six rebounds.

Devin Williams, sophomore, forward


The 6-foot-9, 255 pound sophomore does his best Rico
Gathers impression. His game is limited to within five or so
feet of the basket (he has attempted one three this season,
but missed), and he is often chalking up double-doubles
(although not comfortably). He ranks 19th in the conference
with 11.1 points per game, and second in rebounding (8.3).

Can the Mountaineers defend the arc?

To this point, that answer has been a


resounding no. West Virginia allows
opponents to shoot a Big 12-worst
35.5 percent from three. In comes
Kansas, uncharacteristically the best
three-point shooting team in the
league (40.6 percent). To put things in
perspective, West Virginia, as a team,
shoots 41.2 percent from the field.
Seeing that three-points is greater
than two, if these teams shoot their
averages, Kansas will win comfortably. The Mountaineers have to find
an answer.

BY THE NUMBERS

12.1

The Mountaineers average the most


steals per game in the country.

35.5

West Virginia allows the highest


three-point field goal percentage in the
Big 12.

Kansas kept Baylor reboundingmachine Rico Gathers to just eight rebounds Saturday. The forward averages
over 15 per game.

21

BLAIR SHEADE

(19-6, 7-5 Big 12)

QUESTION MARK

What happens when the threes arent


falling?

WVU
TIPOFF

Cliff Alexander, freshman, forward


Long-armed Alexander might just be the rim-protector that this
team has sorely lacked this season. He ranks seventh in the
league with 1.4 blocked shots per game. He finished Saturday
with just one, but left Lubbock with four. Offensively, Alexander
uses his 6-foot-8, 240-pound frame to position himself close to
the basket for high-percentage shots, and has a nice mid-range
game to complement.

Jonathan Holton, junior, forward


At 6-foot-7, 220 pounds, Holton will likely match up with Perry
Ellis. Ellis has had his lapses and is sometimes careless with
the basketball, and Holton may be the guy to take advantage,
as the big man averages 1.36 steals per game, good for ninth
in the conference. Offensively, it has been a struggle of late.
Holton was just 1-of-7 against Baylor despite six rebounds.

Prediction: Kansas 73
West Virginia 72
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65.1

West Virginia has been plagued by


an inability to consistently shoot free
throws, ranking second-worst in the
Big 12 at the line.

BABY JAY WILL CRY IF

It becomes turnover city. Kansas could


very well play into the teeth of the
Mountaineers pressure its not out
of the question. After all, they did it
against Iowa State in the closing minutes, and didnt fare too well against
Oklahoma States swarming defense
either, and those two teams pale in
comparison to what Kansas will see
Monday. In the game of basketball, the
turnover can be a great equalizer for
undersized, overmatched teams like
West Virginia. The Kansas backcourt
will face its toughest challenge yet.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Its an awareness campaign,


overseen mostly by brands, intent
on making us aware of a problem
we already know about. They dont
provide services. They dont accept
donations.
Deadspin writer Diana Moskovitz

FACT OF THE DAY

No Mores 60-second Super Bowl


ad would have costed the group $9
million if the NFL did not use a spot
of its own.
Deadspin writer Diana
Moskovitz

TRIVIA OF THE DAY

Q: How much money did the tax-exempt NFL bring in in 2014?


A:$10 billion
Sports Business Daily

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015

NFLs anti-domestic violence partner No More markets a sham

n a somber 60-second
Super Bowl ad, a
domestic violence
victim calls 911 dispatchers
to report abuse. Instead of
talking to the dispatcher
normally, she must act as if
shes ordering a pizza, with
her attacker presumably in
the same room.
The ad was sponsored
by the NFL on part of No
More, a public awareness
campaign against domestic
violence and sexual assault,
an issue that hit close to
the league this year. It was
part of commissioner Roger
Goodells efforts to reshape
the way the organization
deals with domestic violence.
Goodell and the league
were applauded for the ad,
which was donated by the
NFL to No More as part of
the partnership between the
two organizations. What few

Christian Hardy
@HardyNFL

realized was this partnership


is a ruse.
Boiled down, No More
is an awareness group
created by large, wealthy
companies Viacom,
Allstate, Verizon and plenty
of others to improve the
image of the companies
which are involved. It was
co-founded in 2009 by Jane
Randel, who specializes
in corporate rebranding
and reputation and crisis
management, according to

her LinkedIn profile. Shes


now one of NFLs four crisismanagement employees; she
was hired when the league
took on its domestic violence
campaign.
No More doesnt do
a whole lot outside of
marketing. From what
consumers can see, the only
thing the organization does
is put its teal-colored logo on
items like shoes, headphones
and hoodies and sell them
on its website. Theres even a
No More wife-beater, which
you can pick up for the low
price of $26.
No one knows exactly
where that money is going,
even after Deadspin reporter
Diana Moskovitz tried to
dig into it. The only thing
a company email said was
that some portion of its sales
is passed onto a steering
committee of 22 nonprofits.

Fortunately
for Goodell, not
much attention
has been directed
toward the
leagues domestic
violence
campaign.
Rather, the
NFL news cycle
buried its details with
senseless topics such as
Deflategate. So in the eyes of
the public, the NFL did its
job of promoting domestic
violence awareness. But in
reality, the only thing the
league had to do was give up
a minute of its own Super
Bowl airtime to No More.
It also must be noted that
domestic violence and sexual
assault arent acceptable, and
awareness, in the right ways,
is key. But, when the only
thing awareness groups, like
LIVESTRONG, do is place

their logos
on overpriced
T-shirts and
iPhone cases
and toss a
few pennies to
charity, they are
not doing a lot of
good. And thats the
path No More has
followed.
Now that the NFL has
successfully for the most
part buried its domestic
violence crisis, its shown
how companies can resolve
crises of their own without
shelling out a penny to a
non-profit. And we shouldnt
be surprised. The $10 billion
corporation that Goodell has
built is not
about fixing an issue, but
rather, making itself more
marketable.
Edited by Yu Kyung Lee

West edges East in All-Star Game


BRIAN MAHONEY
Associated Press

NEW YORK Russell


Westbrook scored 41 points,
one shy of the NBA All-Star
Game record, and the Western
Conference defeated the East
163-158 on Sunday night.
The Oklahoma City speedster
had a record 27 points by
halftime and closed out the
scoring with two free throws,

falling one point shy of Wilt


Chamberlains 42 points in the
1962 game.
James Harden added 29
points, eight rebounds and eight
assists for the West, which built a
20-point lead in the first half and
then pulled away after it was tied
at 148 with a little more than 4
minutes remaining.
LeBron James finished with
30 points but couldnt lead the
East to the victory in his favorite

NBA arena.
Hardens 3-pointer snapped
the final tie with 4:02 to play
and Chris Paul followed with
consecutive baskets. Westbrooks
fifth 3-pointer put it away at 158149 with 2:22 to go.
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BASKETBALL

REWIND
HALF SUMMARIES
1ST HALF
Coming out of the gates, the Bears jumped on top of the Jayhawks, starting
the game on an 18-6 run. Outside of Cliff Alexander, who had four points and
a block over that stretch, the team played quite poorly, and it only got worse as
Jamari Traylor entered the game. However, when Self reinserted Alexander, the
Jayhawks turned things around, outscoring the Bears by double digits over the
final 10 minutes when Alexander was on the floor, and the deficit was down to a
very manageable six points at the half.
2ND HALF
In the second half, it was Kansas turn to jump out to an early advantage,
starting the second half on an 11-3 run, with Selden scoring seven of the first
11 points. The Jayhawks dominated from start to finish, outscoring the Bears
by 16 points in the final period. Ultimately, it looked as though the Jayhawks
had completely figured out the slightly adjusted Scott Drew zone.

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Sophomore forward Landen Lucas (33) and junior forward Jamari Traylor (31) put pressure on Baylors Al Freeman (25)
and Rico Gathers (2) during the game Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won 74-64.

GAME TO REMEMBER
Perry Ellis never really dominated the game at any point, but
his ability to get a basket when the Jayhawks needed it most
was the driving force in the victory. Ellis scored 18 points on
7-of-11 shooting, which was spread out quite evenly. Ellis
had four points in the first 10 minutes of the game, four
points in the second 10-minute increment, four points in the
next 15 minutes and six points in the final five, to lead the
Jayhawks to a 10-point win.

GAME TO FORGET
For Kansas, Jamari Traylor had little impact on the game
whatsoever. Playing a team-low 12 minutes, Traylor was
the only Jayhawk in the game to go scoreless, finishing
with no points, no assists, no steals and no blocks, while
committing a turnover and recording a foul.

UNSUNG HERO
Landen Lucas spent most of the first half on the bench,
as Cliff Alexander held his own against Baylors Rico
Gathers, but down the stretch, Self turned to his redshirt
sophomore. Lucas was up to the challenge, putting up
nine points and four rebounds in a performance that
he referred to as one of the best of his career after the
game.
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COMMENTARY
Ellis among the
scoring greats
Matt Corte

@Corte_UDK

n Valentines Day,
when the motto is
all about love, junior
forward Perry Ellis was shown
just a bit more than the rest of
his Jayhawk teammates.
Then again, its not every day
that a player crosses the 1,000
point threshold for his career.
Playing
against
Baylor
on Saturday, Ellis became
the 56th player in Kansas
basketball history to do just
that, scoring 18 points to put
his career total at 1,015.
Known for his quiet nature
and humble attitude, Ellis
briefly acknowledged his
achievement after the game
before quickly reverting back
to whats most important:
winning.
Its a great accomplishment,
and Im just blessed to be in
this situation, Ellis said. Im
just trying to get better and
better, and just keep winning.
Coming into the game with
997 career points, Ellis passed
the 1K mark on a mid-range
jumper with 12:06 left in the
first half, a foul sending him
to the line in the process.
Instead of basking in the
spotlight, Ellis kept his usual
demeanor and hustled back
after missing the free throw
opportunity.
Having allowed Baylor 21
points in under eight minutes
of play, and still down 11 after
his jumper, no Kansas player
or coach was celebrating Ellis
achievement quite yet.
Not
surprisingly,
even
Ellis himself mentioned the
milestone was a non-factor
during the contest.
I wasnt really trying to
think about it during the
game, Ellis said. But after,
my teammates, they were all
really happy for me, and I just
tried to soak it in.
In scoring 18 points on
7-of-11
shooting,
Ellis
passed former Jayhawks
Norman Cook and Rodger
Bohnenstiehl on the Kansas
all-time scoring list, pushing
him to No. 54.
With more games to play
this season and an all-butguaranteed return for his
senior year, Ellis can climb
even higher on that list, coach
Bill Self said.
If he were to stay all four
years, hed put himself in a
situation where he could be
one of the 15 leading scorers
ever in the history of the
school, which would be pretty
cool, Self said.
Self s not just blowing
smoke either. Former threepoint specialist Jeff Boschee
sits at No. 15 all-time with
1,560 career points. In other
words, that position is well
within reach.
By the numbers, Ellis would
have to average only 12.2
points per game based on a 35game schedule. Considering
he already averages 13 points
per contest this season, it
looks like Self could be correct
with his assumption.
Why stop at No. 15 though?
As a player, you constantly
have to give more effort than
whats expected. The great
thing about Perry Ellis is that
he always does.
I think I can still get better,
Ellis said. I mean theres ballhandling and even shooting
better. I feel like I can improve
on that more ... so I feel like
theres still more to learn.
Edited by Kayla Schartz

BASEBALL

Kansas gets swept by LSU over the weekend | PAGE 8

ROUND THE MOUNTAIN


No. 8 Kansas to face off against No. 21 West Virginia for first time this season

BEN FELDERSTEIN
@Ben_Felderstein

Following a comeback victory


against Baylor, No. 8 Kansas
travels to No. 21 West Virginia
to take on the Mountaineers for
the first time this season.
Kansas has won of six of its
past seven games and come
into play with a 21-4 record.
West Virginia enters with a
19-6 record having lost three of
its four previous games.
The Jayhawks have a twogame lead atop the Big 12 at
10-2, while West Virginia sits
in third place at 7-5. West
Virginia posts a 9-3 record at
home this season.
Senior guard Juwan Staten
leads West Virginia in scoring
this season, averaging 14.2
points per game while
shooting 41 percent from the
field. Sophomore forward
Devin Williams leads the
Mountaineers
with
8.2
rebounds per game, adding 11.4
points as well. Staten recorded
16 points while Williams pulled
down nine boards in their last
loss to Iowa State.
Kansas sophomore forward
Landen Lucas is coming off of
his most productive game of
the season. Lucas recorded nine
points in 14 minutes, with four
rebounds and strong defensive
play.
Junior forward Perry Ellis
and freshman guard Kelly
Oubre Jr. led Kansas in scoring
with 18 points. The two also
pulled down a team-high of six
rebounds. Oubre was 4-6 from
behind the three-point line as
well.
Kansas has not yet faced
West Virginia and its fullcourt pressure defense. West
Virginia tends to press for most
of the game, which has given
Kansas trouble this season.
The Jayhawks have recently
struggled with getting the ball
up the court when a team has
the press on.
Kansas sophomore guard
Frank Mason IIIs steady
ball handling will be a key
in Monday nights matchup.
Mason just snapped his streak

BEN LIPOWITZ/KANSAN
Sophomore guards Wayne Selden Jr. and Brannen Greene celebrate after a few big points in the win against Baylor on Saturday, Feb. 14.

of 20-straight games with


double-digit points. Mason is
due for a bounce-back effort
against WVU.
Kansas has defeated West
Virginia three out of its past
four matchups since the

Mountaineers have joined


the Big 12. West Virginia is
currently ranked second in the
Big 12 scoring, putting up 75
points per game, but is ninth
in the conference in scoring
defense, allowing 65.8 points.

Kansas will need to play to


its strengths Monday, as it
leads the Big 12 in three-point
percentage while West Virginia
is last in three-point defense,
allowing its opponents to shoot
36 percent from deep.

Up next, Kansas will host


TCU on Saturday, Feb. 21.
Kansas defeated TCU 64-61
in its previous matchup this
season in Fort Worth, Texas.
Edited by Laura Kubicki

Kansas falls to Texas for third straight loss


DYLAN SHERWOOD
@dmantheman2011

ALI DOVER/KANSAN
Senior Forward Chelsea Gardner shoots a layup in the game against Texas
on Saturday. The Jayhawks lost 74-63.

Falling 74-63, Kansas


could not keep up with
Texas (16-8, 5-8), unlike the
last matchup between the
two. Kansas (13-13, 4-9)
lost its third straight game,
two of them being at home,
and Texas snapped a fourgame losing streak with the
win.
Senior
guard
Natalie
Knight reached the 1,000
point mark of her career
with a bucket late in the
game. Knight needed 10
points to surpass it.
Its a great opportunity
for her. She has worked
hard for it, senior forward
Chelsea Gardner said.
Knight is the 11th player in
coach Bonnie Henricksons
era to join the 1,000-point
club and 28th overall in
program history.
Shes done special things
for us, and Im glad she
did it in front of her family
and the home crowd,
Henrickson said.
This was a back-and-

forth game for the first 20


minutes where neither team
had a lead greater than
seven points. Texas largest
lead was seven points, while
Kansass was at three points
for the first half.
The second half saw a
swing in momentum. Early
on, Kansas was in control
scoring 10 points within the
first three minutes. After
that, Texas took control of
the contest.
I thought we had better
patience in the second half
when Kansas went into the
zone defense, Texas coach
Karen Aston said.
Texas, which was without
its leading scorer, senior
forward Nneka Enemkpali,
did not see any weaknesses
without her on the floor
after losing its past four
games.
Weve had other players
step up in her place. Others
are giving us good minutes,
Aston said.
One struggling stat for the
Jayhawks was rebounding,
as they were outrebounded
50-27. Sixteen rebounds

were given up to Texas


junior
Imani
McGeeStafford.
We just had players
standing at the three-point
line and had four go in
for the offensive rebound,
but could not get to it,
Henrickson said.
The closest Kansas would
get in the second half was
a three-pointer by senior
guard Asia Boyd, making
the game 52-49 with 9:03
remaining.
We started out slow
against West Virginia and
thought we could get better
than that in our next game,
Boyd said.
Kansas shot 21-of-57 for
37 percent, 6-of-20 from
three for 30 percent and
were 15-of-19 from the line
for 79 percent.
Both Gardner and Boyd
led the way for Kansas
scoring 16 points each.
Kansas will have back-toback road games next week,
starting with a road-task
against TCU on Tuesday.

Edited by Lane Cofas