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volume 123 issue 143

TIME

is not on our side


Is too much work and too little time putting students health at risk?
by Josh hafner

editor@kansan.com

hen Claire Kerwin awakens, she can see nine square markings spaced across her lower back, the fuzzy borders of residue and lint that days-old Band-Aids leave after removal. But these arent from Band-Aids. Each square represents a patch adhered to her skin, applying the stimulant methylphenidate to boost alertness, energy and focus. A junior in architecture, Kerwin hoped to bend the limits of time, or at least of her own body, to meet a project deadline. The patches kept her awake for

Illustration by Kirk Whit

78 hours straight.
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Lizzy Alonzi, a junior in computer science, spent about 30 hours each week on homework for just one programming class. Grueling late nights spent staring at screens in Eaton Halls computer lab wore down her mental and emotional health every week. Its too much, said Alonzi. Its brutal. Steven Heger had been dating Erin Brown for six years when he began building Formula-style cars for Jayhawk Motorsports, the Universitys automotive racing team and capstone project for mechanical engineering seniors. He works 12 hours a day on the car, Monday through Friday, leaving little time for Erin, now his fiancee. Erin says I love the car more than her, Heger said. Here and at other universities across the country, time-intensive programs require students to work 50- to 100-hour weeks preparing for careers where such commitments are either compensated or illegal. Along the way, students must choose daily between their professional futures and their own health. Often, they endanger both. I started hallucinating, Kerwin said of her 78 hours without sleep. It was before a review, where you take everything you completed before a project site plans, floor plans and so on. Those are the times you get little sleep in studio. Studio, the class and classroom where design models are built, plays a demanding role in the world of architecture students.

When you work 74 hours every week, something has to give.

They learn, work, eat and often sleep there in an attempt to bring design ideas to life as scaled-down buildings. The patches Kerwin used were prescribed to her as an ADHD medication. Its makers recommend one per day for nine hours. She applied a fresh patch every eight hours, for three days. That semester, Kerwin worked at studio most nights from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m., or around eight hours a night, five days a week. Thats 40 hours for most, a full workweek. The actual class for Kerwins studio met three times each week for four and a half hours each class. Thats 13 and a half hours. On rough weeks, Kerwin would pull two all nighters, working straight through until morning. Thats 12 more. Adding it up, she often worked 65 hours per week, all for one class. If Kerwin opted to attend her non-studio classes instead of squeezing in a nap, that number rose to 74 hours. But when you work 74 hours every week, something has to give. With little time to cook healthy meals, she ate mostly junk food, preferably Cheez-Its. She rarely exercised or maintained friendships with students outside of studio. She drank so many Rockstar energy drinks to stay up one semester that, as a joke, she began pinning them on her studios wall. There were more than 100 cans in all. The high caffeine in energy drinks causes dehydration, and dehydration causes kidney stones, which Kerwin developed in following months.

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Partly Cloudy/Wind
Saturday

77 56
68 46 61 35
Isolated T-Storms

today

Highway speed limits may rise because of new bill


Sunday
Partly Cloudy weather.com

annual football spring game set for Saturday


The coaches will decide if this game will be in a traditional game format or a less-formal defense versus offense game.

Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill that will allow multi-lane highways to raise speed from 70 mph to 75 mph.

Forecasts by University students. For a complete detailed forecast for the week, see page 2A.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY


A false ghost no more disproves the existence of ghosts than a forged banknote disproves the existence of the Bank of England. GK Chesterson

Weather forecast
FRIDAY:
mostly sunny with clouds moving in during the afternoon hours. Winds from the south between 20 and 30 mph. High of 79. Partly cloudy and breezy with south winds remaining between 20 and 30 mph. Low of 58.
mostly cloudy. Winds from the north between 15 and 20 mph. High of 67.

FRIDAY NIgHT: SATURDAY:

FACT OF THE DAY


England is said to have more ghosts per square mile than any other country in the world. qi.com

SATURDAY NIgHT: SUNDAY:

Partly cloudy with winds remaining from the north between 5 and 10 mph. Low of 42. partly sunny with cooler temperatures coming into the area. High of 58. low of 37. mostly sunny becoming cloudy in the evening hours. High of 62. Low of 40.

on this date in 1893, at the World`s fair in chicago, the kansas pavilion featured a panorama of north American mammals created by kU natural history professor lewis lindsay dyche. That same panorama is now the feature of kU`s natural History museum in dyche Hall.

mONDAY:

Information from forecaster Stephanie Settle, KU atmospheric science student

Whats going on?


SATURDAY
April 30

SUNDAY
May 1
n The department of visual arts will host a visual arts scholarship show reception from 2 to 4 p.m. in room 302 of the Art and design Building.

mONDAY
May 2
n Adrian finucane will give a seminar about the Anglo- spanish slave trade from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Hall center for the Humanities seminar room.

FRIDAY
April 29
n The department of dance will host a University dance concert featuring choreographic fellowship winner dusan Tynek at 7:30 p.m. at the lied center. Tickets are $15 for the public and $10 for students.

n The school of Engineering will host flapjacks for philanthropy, an all-you-can-eat fundraiser for Just food, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Eaton Hall. Tickets are $6.

TUESDAY
May 3
n The douglas county Aids project will provide free and confidential HiV testing in the kansas Union Alcoves d and E. dcAp will also have a table in the lobby with information regarding HiV prevention.

WEDNESDAY
May 4
n The theatre department will host an interactive theatre experience dealing with office politics and personal management. The event will be held at the Edward campus in the regnier Hall auditorium from 8 to 9 a.m.

THURSDAY
May 5
n kU Theatre will preform the opera Hansel & Gretel at the crafton-preyer Theatre in murphy Hall from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Mayor wants guard cables to help prevent accidents


icummings@kansan.com The cost of a human fatality in a car accident is $3,599,500, according to a 2009 report by the Kansas Department of Transportation. That figure, which is also used by the Federal Highway Administration, is part of the calculations that the department uses to determine where and when to make safety improvements on Kansas highways. But some Douglas County residents ask that the numbers be looked at again. Following the April 16 head-on collision on Kansas Highway 10 east of Eudora, Eudora Mayor Scott Hopson wants to install guard cables on the median along K-10. Guard cables prevent cars on the median from accidentally sliding over to the opposite lane. The April 16 accident killed two Eudora residents, including a 5-year-old boy, and injured three

LAWRENCE

By IAN CUMMINGS

others when a driver crossed the median and faced oncoming traffic. KDOTs study of Kansas highways did not select K-10 for guard cables, but identified locations in Topeka and Wichita, based on such factors as traffic volume and accident rates. Accidents on K-10 between Lawrence and Interstate 435 killed 19 people between 2000 and 2010. Of those, seven were killed because a vehicle crossed the median. KDOT estimated that installing guard cables would cost at least $100,000 per mile. More than 23 states, including Missouri, use them along at least 2,500 miles of highway nationwide. The Missouri Department of Transportation credited them with reducing accident fatalities because they can prevent even large vehicles from crossing medians. Days after the accident, Hopson wrote to Gov. Sam Brownback and city governments along the state highway, asking them to support On April 27, someone took a bicycle and lock outside strong Hall valued at $37. On April 26, someone damaged a headlight on a car outside Ellsworth Hall at a loss of $180. On April 26, someone kicked a door damaging a lock at Ellsworth Hall at a loss of $75.

the addition of guard cables. He said he had also reached out to law enforcement in both Douglas and Johnson counties. Hopson said accidents caused by vehicles crossing the median were not just a problem for Eudora, but for every community along K-10. All of us are in this, regardless of zip code, Hopson said. In a letter on April 22, Brownback asked KDOT to review the question of guard cables on K-10. He also instructed the department to begin the process of widening the shoulders and adding rumble strips. The governor said that while those other measures may not prevent crossover accidents, they were important and already in place in Johnson County. Mayor Aron Cromwell said Lawrence had a clear interest in safety on K-10 because of the large number of people commuting along the highway for work and school. Cromwell, a University alumnus, grew up in Overland Park. On April 26, someone was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia during the execution of a search warrant at Ellsworth Hall. On April 25, someone removed a locked bicycle at Ellsworth Hall for a loss of $700.
Jonathan Shorman

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K-10, a highway many commuters travel from Johnson County to KU Campus, is absent of crossover cables. For many KU students, its their first highway driving experience, he said. Obviously, we want to do whatever we can to help keep them safe. Thousands of people in Eudora and surrounding communities have joined a Facebook page in support of the effort to install guard cables and those affected by the April 16 accident. Hopson invited city officials from all affected communities to attend a meeting on K-10 safety measures at the Eudora Recreation Center on May 12. Edited by Caroline Bledowski

FACEbOOK PAgE
support the Effort to install cable Barriers on k-10 www.facebook.com/ K10crossovereffort

bUSINESS

ON THE RECORD

Jeffersons plans to reopen in May

Jeffersons restaurant, 743 massachusetts st., is set to reopen during the first week of may. While the sports bar and grill

has new owners, it will keep the same sports-loving, wing-eating, beer-drinking atmosphere as before right down to the dollar bills on the wall. Brandon Graham, the new owner, has remodeled the

bathrooms and installed all new equipment. He also decided to keep the same menu as before. The restaurant was shut down due to unpaid back taxes in febraury.
Amanda Kistner

DRUgS

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people showed up and the fact that it helps them clean out their medicine cabinets, im happy with that, Thrasher said. im looking forward to doing it again. When the boxes become full, the police seal them with evidence tape and give them to the dEA for proper disposal, which usually means incineration. in addition to yesterdays campus collection, a communitywide event will take place this weekend. The collection site at 11th and massachuetts streets is one of more than 5,000 throughout America as part of the national prescription drug Take-Back day this saturday, April 30. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the kU public safety office and lawrence police will collect medications, even offering a drive-anddrop option.
Laura Nightengale
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University of kansas students dropped off enough expired medication to fill three large boxes during a four hour collection on Wescoe Beach on Thursday. As part of the drug Enforcement Agencys national Got drugs? campaign, various groups on campus teamed up with lawrence police to collect expired and unused medication for safe disposal. This year marks the second annual dEA Take Back initiative event, but the first that local organizers decided to add a campus location to the drop off sites. pharmacist-in-charge cathy Thrasher said they added a campus event in hopes that students would pick through their unused medications before packing to leave campus for the summer. The fact that this many

Event collects boxes of expired medicine

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I wouldnt be in architecture if I didnt enjoy it, she said. Its exciting and I love it, and thats what keeps me here. Its just that its an abusive environment. As generations pass through these programs, traditions are established and expectations are imposed on those who follow. The result: Academic cultures where overwork is normal and the most talented, driven and dedicated students are often most at risk. Time is not on their side. nnn At the height of Englands Industrial Revolution, workingclass men, women and children regularly worked between 60 and 85 hours each week in unhealthy conditions with little pay. In 1817, a labor reformer named Robert Owen championed the radical notion of an eight-hour workday, under the slogan Eight hours labor, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest. Factory owners ridiculed the concept, but it took root. Americas eight-hour movement bloomed in 1938 when Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act that established the now-standard 40-hour workweek as well as overtime pay. Over more than a century, developed countries across the world realized healthy and sane societies need balance, and productivity requires rest. Yet some 70 years later, some college programs preserve a bubble in American society where overwork is not only tolerated, but enabled, nurtured and praised. nnn During orientation meetings, many U.S. universities tell students that for each hour spent in class they should expect to spend two to three hours outside of class studying or finishing homework. A University of Central Arkansas Web page put it this way: According to experts, the rule of thumb is for every one hour in class, students should spend approximately two hours outside of class studying and doing homework. We encourage students to view their academics as a full-time job. If they spend 15 hours a week in class, they need to spend approximately 25 to 30 hours outside of class doing homework, making it a 40 to 45 hour work-week. The KU School of Engineering suggests two to three hours. An accounting program at Auburn University recommends three to four. I dont know where it originates, Barbara Barnett, associate dean of the School of Journalism, said of the rule. But I was told the same thing when I was in college, so its been around for a while. Barnett explained the ratios logic, or lack of logic, with a story. Before cooking a ham, a woman always cut off the end and threw it away. When her husband asked her why, she said her mother always did it that way. When the woman asked her mother about it, the mother said she cut off the end because her mother always did it. When the ping out of a machine. He pauses for a rare moment, scratching his light-red beard. A dry-erase board above Heger features feminine handwriting that reads: Erin Brown is the best thing that ever happened to me. He proposed to Brown, a senior and member of The Kansans editorial board, last December, on their seventh anniversary as a couple. Both from Wichita, they met as dance partners in a high school pop choir. Hegers passion used to be baseball. He played as a freshman at a small college, but an injury ended baseball and led to a transfer to the University, where Brown had enrolled in journalism. Heger enrolled in the School of Engineering, and for those first years they were inseparable. We saw each other every day, ate at the dining hall every night together. It was never a question that we would see each other, said Brown. A lot of things changed though. To say Heger is passionate about the cars would be an understatement. I spend more time here than anywhere else, he said. I love this place and everyone that comes in here. The motorsports shop carries undeniable camaraderie and has replaced baseball as the outlet for Hegers drive and focus. Bryant, who Heger met last year, will be the best man at his wedding. The shop carries great expectations, too. Each of the 15 seniors on the project has specific assignments. When those are done, theyre expected to continue coming in to pick up loose ends. Its not uncommon for Heger and his teammates to not go home until 4 a.m. if at all. As the cars deadline approaches, the hours grow longer and he sees his fiancee less. Weve fought more often because of the car, Heger said. She doesnt understand I cant be home. And thats hard. Heger originally guarded Sundays as the one day he and Brown would spend together, finishing homework, buying groceries or simply relaxing. But as the car nears completion, hes been working Sundays, too. Am I jealous of the car? It was hard at first, Brown said. This rhythm has become the norm for us, these crazy schedules of not seeing each other. But I love him and he loves doing all that. Brown worries about Hegers health, too. Last spring, at age 21, he was diagnosed with diabetes, which calls for a specific diet and rest. He likes to pretend he doesnt have a breaking point or human limitations, Brown said. That worries me. Through the strain put on their relationship by Hegers program, they keep their eyes focused on fall. Heger will attend competitions for the car all summer, but the wedding is Oct. 8. My mom has suggested we drive off from the wedding in the formula car, she says, half-joking. But you cant fit two riders in it. nnn At the entrance to Eaton Halls Self Computing Commons, a large, 5-foot dry erase board reads in bold red: NO FOOD, NO DRINK. A nearby poster reiterates, adorned with blurry images of Pepsi cans and pizza: WARNING: No food, or chewing tobacco products in the labs! Third offense: Disciplinary meeting with the Assistant Dean of Engineering.

Its too much. Its brutal.


lizzy AlONzi A junior in computer science

11 p.m. Yong Zhang, a master of architecture student from Chengdu, China, in his fourth year, makes tea around 11 p.m. on Tuesday in

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a Marvin Hall studio. While caffeine is the drug of choice for most students low on sleep and time, many resort to more potent options, such as prescription drugs and marijuana.

Belushi-type frat boy who does keg stands and crashes on couches of stacked pizza boxes. Indeed, the 2010 National Survey of Student Engagement reports that only nine percent of seniors surveyed at major research universities study more than 30 hours per week. But what the survey doesnt explore are

street the friends, the partying couldnt seem farther away. Leading out the back door of Marvin Hall, a concrete pathway winds down the hill to a tunnel beneath Naismith Drive. On the other side is Eaton Hall, where silent students sit at long rows of computers, typing. Theyre com-

You reach a breaking point, physically. Everyone seems to fall apart.


NiCK frAttA A junior in architecture

the vast differences between expectations of liberal arts students and those in professional programs. A liberal arts degree equips students with critical thinking skills valued in a variety of jobs, but lacks a professional schools narrow focus on job skills. While an English major may not study two or three hours for every hour of class, an engineer likely will. Denise Stone, a professor in visual art education, agrees. Ive never known a faculty member who let a ratio keep them from assigning an amount of work, she said. Stone noted that heavier course loads in professional programs reflect pressures to meet stringent accreditation standards and the requisites of a job. nnn On a Saturday at midnight, the KU campus is a dichotomy: Two groups of students counterbalance Jayhawk Boulevard, the winding road that is the campus main drag. Near its eastern end, partying masses spill out of The Wheel and

I spend more time here than anywhere else. I love this place and everyone that comes in here.
SteveN Heger A senior in mechanical engineering

puter science majors writing code, training to be software designers and web developers. David Jones, a junior, built a music program from scratch that lets users make original compositions. Lizzie Alonzi designed inventory software for hospitals. She stayed up two days straight creating it. The trick with coding is that it tolerates no mistakes. You have to get it just right, even if that means working Saturdays past midnight. A stones throw behind Eaton is Learned Hall, the oldest engineering building, where Jayhawk Motorsports is housed. There are fewer computers here, more grease and machinery. On any given night, Tim Moran, a senior in mechanical engineering, is here, working on the cars powertrain. Despite enrolling in just nine credit hours to allow for the class time commitment, he spent the entire night in the shop three times this week, each night mustering a few hours of sleep on a ratty, worn couch near the back. When Moran works until 3 a.m., but has to be on campus at 8 a.m., the drive back to Eudora seems pointless. Why waste 30 minutes of sleep

when I can stay here? he said. If I go three or four days without sleep, Ill crash for eight hours, which is oversleeping. Cameron Bryant, another student on the project, unwraps a sandwich from Jimmy Johns as Robert Sorem, associate dean of engineering and the sponsor of Jayhawk Motorsports, approaches. Hey, go wash your hands before you eat that sandwich, Sorem says. Nah, its good for your immune system, jokes another student. Yeah, Bryant says, smiling, We never get sick. However, Bryant remembers the semester when Red Bull sponsored the team, donating large quantities of energy drinks to the shop. Bryant drank three cans each day to stay awake during long days at the shop. This lasted until the day a tightening knot in his stomach buckled him over and he was rushed to the hospital. When the doctor blamed too much Red Bull and too little sleep, he put Bryant on a strict diet, something inconvenient to shop life. Will this kill me if I dont follow it? Bryant asked. No, the doctor said, youll just live in pain. OK, replied Bryant. He chose pain. Sorem said that the health effects of long hours, poor diets and high stress arent discussed much in the shop. He trusts students to know their own limits and manage time accordingly. Certainly the expectation is two to three hours at KU for every credit hour you enroll, he said, citing the oft-cited ratio. Ten to 12 hours is expected, but its more than that. Some spend 90 hours easy, others 20. What matters is you commit up front. Steven Heger leans over, swiftly cleaning barrels of metallic strip-

Within 30 feet of the entrance, however, two students sit hunched over Gateway laptops, one eating fruit snacks, the other drinking a large Mountain Dew. When a program creates enough demand for its facilities to never close, certain rules are ignored. During the long hours at Eaton, smuggled food is both a welcome diversion and a sustaining necessity. In the back corner of a room full of Linux computers, Lizzie Alonzi, Jason Chen and Claire Bangole spread their wares. OK, so I brought a 5-hour Energy, a microwavable meal and my M&Ms, says Alonzi. Claire ordered Jimmy Johns. Jason was going to order a pizza. Like the mechanical engineers at Learned, the programmers occupying Eaton at this late hour share deep friendships and respect akin to soldiers whove served together in battle, the deep bonds of long hours and mutual misery. The community is tight-knit, Alonzi says. We would do anything for each other. But the digital battlefield of zeroes and ones is endured in an office chair, a slower and more silent pace than the building of racecars. Keyboard clicks punctuate the silence. Alonzi arrived about 16 hours ago, at 7:45 a.m. Banglore showed up shortly after. Chen arrived at 7 p.m and plans to work all night. They wear hoodies with sweatpants or athletic shorts, the comfort clothing of academic endurance. I might stay as late as Lizzy, until one, like yesterday, Bangole says. To be fair, I did leave, Alonzi says. Thats when I got the 5-hour Energy. Last spring was Alonzis roughest semester. She took Programming II, a class densely described in the course catalog as, Basic notions of algorithmic efficiency and performance analysis in the context of sorting algorithms. Alonzi spent about 30 hours each week on class homework, on top of her 13 other credit hours. Its not uncommon for a student to fail Programming II and take it two, even three times. Her diet consisted mostly of Slim Fast shakes, not to lose weight, but for portability. My mental health was

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two finally asked the grandmother why she cut off the end of the ham, she said, Oh, I just never had a pan big enough. Some norms pass through generations without ever being questioned. If students enroll in an average course load of 15 hours at a 1:3 classroom-to-coursework ratio, they should expect to spend 15 hours in class each week. That means 45 hours spent on homework, a total of 60 hours weekly. If attending college were a waged job, the last 20 hours would be considered overtime. That leaves little time for a part-time job, something many students need in a sluggish economy. A 2006 study by consulting firm ODonnell and Associates found that 49 percent of college students work part-time about 16 hours per week a possible grand total of 76 hours spent each week. The idea of a college student working 76 hours, mostly unpaid, defies Americas image of the typical college student a John

The Hawk, two longstanding bars just outside the dry campus. Young men in collared shirts and ball caps sit on The Wheels porch drinking Bud Light and discussing sports. Gaggles of young women in skirts and high heels navigate the steep sidewalks of Mount Oread. This is the college life shown in movies. Youth. Alcohol. Revelry. One woman leans over, vomiting into bushes. A young man, walking away, exclaims, Ah, drunk girlfriends are THE WORST! On Jayhawk Boulevards western end sits Marvin Hall, known by the architecture students who toil there as the lighthouse on the hill. Even at midnight, its lights shine brightly from all four floors. Inside, students work in their studios, designing and building models to present later that week. Dani Boyd, a senior, wipes brunette hair from her face and peers intently through thick-framed glasses at a pile of paperboard that will later look like a building. For her, that image of college leisure down the

may spend anywhere from 50 to 80 hours in a week working in studio, often foregoing sleep, food and friends.

11 p.m. Aaron Aday, a master of architecture student from Andale in his fourth year, stares complacently at a project he is working on in studio late into Tuesday night. Architecture students

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completely affected, Alonzi said. Once a week I would have a mental freak-out, saying I cant do this major. I cant handle it. As she approached Eaton daily and stood outside its glass doors, she came to resent it more. The daily demands of the labs and the schools ambitious students breed an intense culture, a survival of the fittest. Being one of few females in an overwhelmingly male program doesnt help. Independence brings pride, Alonzi said. Needing help brings judgment. Once, during early-morning hours when her strained system just couldnt make a program work, her eyes slowly welled up with tears. She dropped her head to the desk. Overloaded. Overworked. Overwrought. An older student walked over and, seeing her crumpled state, offered wisdom: It only gets worse. nnn Charette, a French word meaning cart, bears a daunting weight in schools of architecture. At the cole des Beaux-Arts, the influential arts school of 1800s Paris, it was common for architecture students to work on design plans right up until a deadline. Throughout the citys streets they could be seen on the school cart, scribbling furiously on their design plans, even in the final minutes before submitting them to professors. They were on the cart, en charette. Charette, in both term and practice, passed through generations of architecture students who brought it to the professional field and shaped the culture. Now, at midnight on a Saturday, the rooms of Marvin Hall are abuzz with students en charette working for a review later this week. A dozen or so students work in Marvins computer lab, focused on screens displaying 3-D images of their design. When a body passes by the open door, they all look up, a break from monotony. Others pace the unlit hallways leading to rooms where models are made. Bright, red pipes line the white ceilings of one such studio. Below them, Dani Boyd and Maia Hoelzinger are fast at work. Each at separate drawing tables across the room, they rarely face each other, even when they talk. But even an unseen voice is company on nights like these. You always have something to talk about, Hoelzinger says. Ill be here til delirium hits, maybe three o clock.

Im here all waking hours, except when I eat breakfast, says Boyd. She pauses. Wait, I ate breakfast here, too. White boards intersperse with wooden cabinets on the walls. Dirtygrey titles, the kind custodial staffs rarely get a chance to clean, make up the floor beneath their feet. On top of the rooms many desks lie the staples of a student-architect: an empty 24 package of Pepsi, boxes of Kraft Easy Mac, some peanut butter. Most, if not all, of the days meals are taken here. I dont ever cook, even though I love to cook, Boyd says. Her go-to food in studio is Cheez-Its. Whatd you have for dinner? she asks Hoelzinger. Taco Bell and coffee, Hoelzinger replies. Im going to kill myself. After years of studio life late nights, little sleep, and less socializing Boyd and Hoelzinger are used to it. Obviously we get frustrated and have to step away or else well stab something, Hoelzinger says as she cuts model pieces with an X-Acto knife. Theres too many sharp objects in here. When studio gets especially demanding, Boyd and Hoelzinger have used prescription stimulants, too. It gets tough, Boyd says. Ive enjoyed Adderall the times Ive done it. Adderall is another pill-form ADHD treatment used on college campuses as a stimulant, either for partying or marathon studying. I dont take Adderall recreationally, Hoelzinger adds. I wouldnt waste it on that. For students in time-intensive programs, drugs and alcohol serve two purposes: to speed up or help cope. Kerwin said prescription stimulants are easy to find: If youre a dealer and want to sell Adderall, you go to the architecture school. Other drugs play a role, too, she said. Theres a lot of marijuana usage, just for relaxing. You go in front of the computer just stoned and working on floor plans. Staci Ashcraft, a junior in architectural engineering who says she studies about 70 hours each week, sees the need to numb academic pressures. You push yourself so hard one day and you know you have to do it again the next, she said. But you always know the alarm will come too soon. A student I know in chemical engineering drinks every night when he

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Shina Gupta, a sophomore in Aerospace Engineering from Lenexa, works early into the morning around 3 on Thursday. She said the lab was usually packed, but by 3 or 4 a.m., Its usually just me.

This can be a life-or-death issue for the architecture profession as well, not only individually but also collectively. Once exploitation becomes part of the culture of a group, it tends to perpetuate itself, just as abused youths are more likely to become abusive parents. It also tends to color all relationships. How much does the mistreatment that architects accept from developers, for example, have to do with the tacit acceptance of such behavior within the professions own ranks? Resolving the problem will require further effort by faculty and administrators at schools ... and a stronger stigma being attached to the exploitation of employees. But most of all, it will demand that students and recent graduates simply not take it anymore.

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Eric Vogel, a senior from Prairie Village and a civil engineering student, works early into the morning around 3 on Thursday in a lab in Eaton Hall. He was working on an ArcGIS project, as he plans on graduating in May. finishes. Hes like, My minds just blown, and I have to cope. Students can be impaired on campus without food or drugs, said Nancy Hamilton, an associate professor in psychology who researches sleep deficiency. Data suggests that sleep-deprived driving is as bad or worse than being drunk on performance, she said. She added that the effect could apply to any routinized activity, whether cutting boards for models or building racecars. Hamilton also said sleep deficiency for most, anything less than six hours weakens immune systems, enables stress and starts a vicious cycle in academic programs. Its a self-defeating culture in programs like engineering and architecture particularly, with accumulative acquisition of knowledge, she said. In architectural terms, if your foundation is bad and you build on a bad foundation, then your

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building is going to collapse. Nick Fratta, a junior in architecture, said sleep was the first thing to go when student workloads get demanding. By its nature, sleep deficiency becomes an overarching burden that splinters into other problems. You reach a breaking point, physically, he said. Everybody seems to fall apart. He said one friend sanded a wood model in her sleep. Another crashed facedown into the project on his desk during the mornings most critical hours. Fratta uses classmates coats as makeshift blankets to sleep under tables and in hallways. Prepared students bring sleeping bags. Hamilton said lack of sleep drains the immune system, too, and Fratta agreed. When a deadline is approaching, I get sick. Without fail, he said. The studio model by nature keeps sleep-deprived students together in the same room for days on end, all with lowered immune systems, all handling the same door knobs and shop tools. Few have time to bathe or even change clothes. Its a horribly unhealthy lifestyle, said Blake Thames, a senior in architecture who spends 80 hours each week on coursework. Hes in whats commonly known as a competition studio, with deadlines every few weeks rather than months. Accordingly, hes pulled more all-nighters this year than his previous years combined. Its a Christmas tradition for him to be sick the first week of every winter break; the grueling toll of finals week on his immune system. The lack of sleep compounds a programs ever-present stress and anxiety, Thames added. This is a national trend. An annual Higher Education Research Institute survey released earlier this year reported record lows in the emotional health of college freshmen. In contrast, students rated their drive to achieve as higher than ever, pushed by rising tuition and unemployment rates, analysts said. In a studio full of cutting blades and power tools, sleep deprivation can mean more injuries. Sliced and nicked fingers are commonplace, the scars of which decorate the hands of many architects in the field today. Our rule is: If it bleeds longer than three hours, you should go to the hospital, Kerwin said. The only first-aid kit is in Marvin Halls craft shop, she said, which closes at nine each night. Some stu-

dents treat cuts with super glue and masking tape. Kerwin recalled one student who sliced his finger during a project, leaving a chunk of his skin on the floor. Emergency room trips are avoided; not for monetary expenses, but for lack of time. No one likes pulling all-nighters, said Thames, but it becomes a sign of dedication. Like the engineering program, architecture schools low acceptance rates and grueling expectations produce an environment where neglect of physical and mental health is the norm. Students log the hours spent on a project for bragging rights, and each all-nighter becomes a badge of honor. The costs of such a culture, however, can be high. In 2000, an architecture student at Southern University in Louisiana who pulled two all-nighters prior to a review died in a head-on car accident. The event prompted the American Institute of Architecture Students, the disciplines national student organization, to form a Studio Culture Task Force to promote discussions about unsafe expectations and how schools can look for alternatives. Their findings report that 73 percent of architectural students agreed they often feel isolated from others outside the architecture school, and 80 percent found the workload at architecture school overwhelming. Now the AIAS wants to eliminate the all-nighter from architecture education and, ultimately, the field itself, with the understanding that todays students will run tomorrows firms. In 2005, the National Architecture Accreditation Board began requiring schools to draft and post studio culture policies that acknowledge and address unhealthy learning environments. Changing centuries of practice, however, takes time. The idea of working all-nighters is engrained in the culture, said AIAS Vice President Danielle McDonough. Ten years may seem like a long time, but it hasnt fully caught on yet. Nils Gore, interim chair of architecture, said he doubted centuries of tradition could change. I think AIAS venture to kill the all-nighter is hopeless, he said. You might make small changes to nudge them here and there, but I think it comes down to the persons work ethic and their personal drive. That personal drive came from cultures of competition in professional schools, which evolved to

draw out strengths in students preparing for the professional world. Students interviewed for this story all stressed a genuine love for their discipline, whether it be computer science, mechanical engineering or architecture. Indeed, their passion is the only thing that could carry them day-to-day. Yet that same personal drive helps perpetuate the culture, to their own detriment. People only have 24 hours each day, with finite mental and physical capacities that sometimes go neglected until its too late. In December 2009, a KU junior in architecture was working late into the night in the Marvin craft shop before a review when she injured herself on a table saw, severing multiple fingers. The event sent shockwaves through the school. Newer, safer table saws replaced the old machines in Marvin Hall. The dean sent out a letter promising a new policy. Professors urged students to guard themselves and get more sleep. For a while, change was on the forefront. Ultimately, however, the reality and rigors of the program prevailed and the work culture remained. Two years later, the workloads of the Universitys most competitive programs continue to dominate the lives and health of the students theyre intended to advance. Yet history shows that if a culture of overwork and time constraint is to be changed and healthy balance promoted, refocusing that personal drive is of the utmost importance. Though it took more than a century to see their cultural change come to fruition, when more than 40,000 workers of Americas labor movement gathered in Chicago on Mayday, 1886, a new song was on their lips:

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Senior Steven Heger spends the night working for his mechanical engineering class
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11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Steven Heger, a senior in mechanical engineering from Wichita, works dozens of hours every week on the Formula-style cars for Jayhawk Motorsports, which is the capstone project for mechanical engineering seniors. Last Tuesday, he worked throughout the night, as the debut of the car was the following Saturday.

Steven Heger wipes his face in exhaustion late last Tuesday night when working on the Formula-style cars for Jayhawk Motorsports with his teammates Tim Moran and Cameron Bryant. The car they were working on was debuting that Saturday, so spending long hours in the shop and frequently pulling all-nighters became the norm.

A note taped up in the shop reads: Erin Brown is the best thing that ever happened to me. Brown is Hegers fiancee. We dont see each other a whole lot. We get in fights sometimes about it, but I keep telling her its almost over. Ive been telling her that since September. Now its really almost over! Heger said, laughing. Heger plans to graduate in May, and the two are set to be married in October.

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or cable barriers along the highways median, as a way to hinder or slow down traffic that might cross over into the wrong lane. Brownback has responded with a letter to Kansas Department of Transportation secretary Deb Miller. In his letter, Brownback calls for KDOT to communicate with Hobson about his thoughts and concerns, and also to form a local group to include in discussion and decision making. Brownback also ordered KDOT to immediately begin designing a project to widen shoulders and add rumble strips along the Douglas County stretch of K-10. This has already been done in Johnson County, and although this measure would likely not have prevented the most recent tragic crash, it is an important safety improvement that could be implemented immediately while waiting to evaluate and plan for cable barriers. Most importantly Brownback has ordered KDOT to immediately begin an update of the previous study on cable barriers on this section of K-10. Every three years KDOT reviews all state four-lane highways. This section of K-10 did not qualify for cable barriers in a 2008 study, compared with two other four-lane roads near Topeka and Wichita with higher fatality rates. K-10 would be considered again in a 2012 study, but the governor has ordered the study to re-open immediately. K-10 is heavily traveled by students who commute to the University from the Kansas City area. Although the number of actual deaths might be lower than other highways, hundreds of accidents occur on K-10 every year. This highway should be re-evaluated for cable barriers, and in the meantime other safety measures should be implemented. KDOT should respond to the governors and other public officials concerns. One more tragic death as a result of a crossover accident is one too many. If barriers would prevent another fatality, then KDOT should take the necessary steps to re-evaluate K-10, and cable barriers should be installed. Especially amidst talk of perhaps increasing the speed limit on K-10 from 70 mph to 75 mph, cable barriers would make the road safer for all drivers. Erin Brown for the Kansan Editorial Board.

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Recently, a tragic crossover crash on Kansas Highway 10 killed two Eudora residents, including a five-year-old boy. This has prompted public officials to act and garnered Gov. Sam Brownbacks attention. Officials have looked at the highway several times before. We hope this time, their efforts will yield results. Officials are responding to what they perceive as a dangerous stretch of road. This was the third wrong-way fatality crash in K-10 since August. According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, from 2000 to 2010, 19 people have died and 756 were injured in a total of 561 injury accidents on K-10 between Lawrence and Interstate 435. Eudora mayor Scott Hobson asked Brownback to have the state place wire

Is it bad that Ive considered taking up cigars just because I think they would further the air of cultured masculinity Ive developed with my fondness for suits and scotch? That moment when a fire alarm goes off and everyone looks around at each other for a moment and then goes back to whatever they were doing. If you refer to your dwelling as a crib then I will treat you like a baby. And an idiot. I like how the horoscopes in the paper basically say the same thing everyday. Aries averages around a 7 every day and always has something to do with creativity. Who had the bright idea to start testing the fire alarms in Anschutz at 6 a.m.? Im ambedextrous so I always live life on the edge. Two life goals: one, become Indiana Jones; two, rob a coffee shop, Pulp Fiction style. Oh yea. With all this media frenzy over the British Princes wedding, I suggest we have our own honorary royal family for the U.S. ... I nominate mine. Anybody else notice the campuswide Tulip massacre? Gas prices have officially risen higher than my GPA. What I hate about KU: classes and classwork. What I like about KU: women. Dear rec center, I wish there were a place where one could use the free weights without the risk of being laughed at by testosterone-fueled males. Regards, Simply trying to get in shape. I refuse to believe that Jesus Christ is the true son of God ... until I see the long-form birth certificate. I know we were only trapped in the elevator for like a minute, but thanks for semi-offering to share your McDonalds had it been for longer, random stranger! :) Every day I plan on my friend saying at least one person is hot but today, I felt embarrassed at the gym when she got caught pointing at someone. I think next time around Ill just walk away. Mario Chalmers, Nick Collison and Darrell Arthur all going hard in the playoffs. Rock Chalk!! Math professor or rock star, I cant tell the difference! Three people shouldnt be cuddling in Budig. Its just uncomfortable to look at. I dont know why, but in graduate school Ive unlearned the preschool task of tying my shoes correctly. Dear sorority girl. Must you bathe yourself in fragrance? Sincerely, Choking Asmatic Im so glad Peyton Hillis, the underdog, beat Vick, the dog killer, for the Madden 12 cover vote!

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The April 28 column Freedom is found inside a gold-tin wrapper by Aaron Harris displays a fundamental lack of understanding about what freedom is. Essentially, Harris is offended because someone of a different belief decided to close shop to celebrate a holiday. What he and others who feel the same should understand is that others have freedom too, and freedom means deciding which days you want to open your business. It is not freedom when you cannot celebrate a holiday because someone of a different religion (which atheism is for the purposes of this debate) demands that you come in to work to make them a burrito. On another note it is ignorant to assume that Christians are demanding that people of other religions keep their doors open on holidays. A simple Google search for restaurant closed yom kippur reveals 1,250,000 results, many of which at a glance appear to be American establishments. The reaction from the general public is not Harris imagined outrage but a simple oh well as the customer just eats somewhere else that day. Harris cannot claim he was denied his burrito without warning, a list of days the stores are closed is available on Chipotles website and they probably had notices within their restaurant as well. The definition of freedom in this article was narrow and self-serving. In conclusion I present a slightly altered quote from George Orwells 1984, War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength, burritos whenever you want them are a human right. Nathan Unruh is a political science major from Olathe.

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Oh-em-gee, lets talk about issues with Facebook flirting, as some people have been assaulting my page lately, and its high time I voice my concern against this social (network) injustice. Is there anything more violating than being poked by a cyber-stranger? Whatever happened to adding the person, starting a nice chat and reading/liking a couple statuses before moving to second base? The Millionaire Matchmaker would probably kick you out of her socially-awkward-rich-guy-for-gold-diggers club. And its intruding enough to poke someone you dont know, but to repeat this action after Ive clicked the little X and declined to reciprocate? Get out of my personal space, bitch. And even if youre poking the other person back, arent you just returning the favor because you feel like its a task to be completed before you can log-off? And then it becomes this hourly ritual, completely neceswould like to play innocent, but, even as a full-blown faggy-baggy, completely desensitized to their ways, I am not negligent of the heres-my-cleavage-inthe-car snapshots. Oh yes, I see what your species does, and I do not want that in my face. Although this virtual debauchery is appalling, the most atrocious behavior of all is pestering someones wall. Habitually writing on a persons wall and commenting on her status is a serious breach of privacy, which could easily land you on the block list or in the Hide this from box. To effectively mitigate this harassment, users should take care in having good self-awareness online. Send a message to someone saying hello, or start a chat with that person, before poking him. If they dont reciprocate the poke, that probably means you should stop right there, before someone gets seriously irked. And if youre going to post a photo of your awkwardly-angled-cleavage or a mobile-bathroom-mirror classic (because I may be calling the kettle black with this one), just be sure it isnt your primary profile picture; this at least saves that great-mysteryrevealed for people who intentionally inquire into your albums. Lastly, dont batter another persons wall, no matter how much you might think they enjoy your pathetic daily well-wishing and the publicizing of your social encounters on campus, because were all secretly laughing behind your back about how cra-cra you are elle-em-a-oh, elle-em-a-oh. Bee-tee-dubs, in some cases like these, where the other person wont lay off your nuts, its definitely OK to delete the creep. Unfriending is like mace for Facebook. Castle is a junior from Stilwell in political science & human sexuality

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jcastle@kansan.com sary to feel better about yourself by giving someone else attention and contributing to his or her overall emotional and psychological health? You cant just go around poking people you dont know over and over again! Totz not OK. This is usually coming from users with explicitly sexual profile pictures. You know, like those guys with 2.0 mega-pixel mobile-upload masterpieces of themselves standing shirtless in front of a bathroom mirror. I did not consent to seeing you in a bath towel. There are some girls out there who

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wimpy guy, the guy who is bossed gun? And why dont you have one? Maybe Im not as valuable as around by the women in his life. A second problem quickly I thought I was. All in all, Rosenthal would rathemerged. The haughty woman in charge of wardrobe insisted that all er have been in Philadelphia, a the female characters dress in chic city he visits at least once a year because his wife, Monica (who evening wear. That didnt really fit the mood of played Roberts wife, Amy, on TVs most kitchen-sink sitcom. It ELR), grew up here, and still has was like Alice Kramden and Trixie family in the area. I love it here, said Rosenthal. go to the ball. Rosenthal was already jittery. It A very manageable, walkable city was suggested that he get K&R with great restaurants. The film was shown the previinsurance before going over. Say what? Kidnap and ransom, he was ous evening at the Philadelphia told. But dont worry; it hardly ever CineFest, and although it was greeted happens. w a r m l y, It happens I always felt like the show Rosenthal enough that is aware they have iniwas a gift. Now our former t h a t tials for it, he enemies want to do it? How Exporting frets. Raymond My favorcould you not take that will face ite thing in the opportunity? c o m m e rfilm was the cial chalRussian stage PHIL ROSENTHAL lenges manager, when Creator of Everybody Loves Raymond when it is they asked her, released What about theatrically Phils fear of this week. being kidThis is by no means an easy napped? Rosenthal said. She said, He doesnt look like sell, he said. Its a documentary the kind of man who needs to be about a guy nobodys ever heard of. But I do think it plays like a stolen. Rosenthals agitation was not comedy. Except when it doesnt. allayed when he first arrived in Russia in March 2008 and discov- Rosenthal isnt always the hero of ered that Sony, the studio that had his own movie. Again and again, brokered this international venture, he gets prickly about maintaining had decided to go with a discount the integrity of his sitcom. security arrangement. I recognize Im a pain in the ass My bodyguard-slash-driver when I watch the movie, he said. took me aside and said, You know When youre seeing yourself in Sony did not go for the gun pack- that position, your first reaction is age. Uuuuuch, I cant watch this. That makes you a little nerI had to see myself objectively vous. First of all, the word gun as a character in a movie. Thats popped out. Gun had never been the only way I could get through mentioned. Why are you saying editing it.

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Oprah releases details for her farewell shows

CHICAGO Some of the suspense over how Oprah Winfrey will handle her final week of shows is over. As she winds down her 25 years in national syndication, the Chicago-based daytime talk queen will tape a star-studded United Center extravaganza that will

cover two days of her talk show, May 23 and 24. Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular will tape at Chicagos arena for Bulls basketball and Blackhawks hockey on May 17. Tickets, available through Oprah. com starting at 11 a.m. EDT Friday, are free. The surprise in the title refers to plans Winfreys producers say they have made to spring surprise

guests on her, including some of the biggest names in music, movies and television. Thus, no line-up has been announced, but the line-up of sponsors is confirmed to include Target, Marriott, Sprint and Citibank. Still unannounced is how the Winfrey show will handle her final original episode, set to air May 25.
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PHILADELPHIA They say comedy doesnt travel well. Phil Rosenthal found that out the hard way when he tried to help adapt his long-running sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond for Russian television. The result was a clash of cultures captured in the amusing documentary film, Exporting Raymond, which opens Friday. American TV series are popular around the globe through the traditional expedients of dubbing or subtitling. (Raymond was seen in this fashion in 148 countries.) But this was a bold new business model: faithfully translating the original scripts and replacing the cast with local actors. Another show had pioneered this approach. They invented the sitcom in Russia by bringing The Nanny over there, said Rosenthal, lingering over breakfast in a Philadelphia hotel. I always felt like the show was a gift, he says of his creations success. Now our former enemies want to do it? How could you not take that opportunity? It wasnt until I got there that I thought, Maybe I should have thought this through. It immediately became apparent that all the Muscovites involved in the project couldnt stomach the Raymond character. Thats a pretty big stumbling block when youre making a show called Everybody Loves Raymond (or as it came to be known, Everybody Loves Kostya). I was told Russian men are not like Raymond, Rosenthal said. In fact, theres a certain disdain for the

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mvernon@kansan.com Winning this weekends series against Texas Tech could land Kansas as high as third in the Big 12 conference. Losing the series, though, could result in the Jayhawks dropping to seventh in the conference with their NCAA Tournament hopes falling into limbo. Lubbock, Texas, serves as the host to a weekend thats as big as any the Jayhawks have had all season. Currently fifth in the Big 12 standings, Kansas walks the line between being a major player in the conference, or being forgotten as one of the teams sinking to the bottom of the standings. Its a crucial weekend; theres no doubt about it, coach Ritch Price said. We have a chance to put some distance between us and Texas Tech in the standings, and as well as a couple other clubs. Kansas, which is 9-9 in conference play, is one game behind Oklahoma State and two games behind Oklahoma. Winning two of three against Texas Tech, who rests at ninth in the conference, could allow Kansas to jump over Oklahoma Sate and take fourth place. Oklahoma State will face sixth place Kansas State, in Stillwater, Okla., this weekend. If Kansas sweeps over Texas Tech this weekend, Kansas could vault over Oklahoma State and Oklahoma to be third in the standings. Oklahoma takes on Texas in Austin. Texas is sitting atop the first place perch in the tight Big 12. Dropping two out of three to

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Texas Tech could cause Kansas to fall another spot in the standings, to sixth. Within striking distance of the Jayhawks are the Wildcats. Getting swept by Texas Tech would be devastating to Kansas season. The Jayhawks would fall to seventh in the Big 12 standing, and would mean Kansas lost five games out of its last six. To avoid moving in the wrong direction, the Kansas pitching staff must deliver against a Texas Tech lineup that has the fourth best average in the Big 12 this season. Our starting pitching has to keep us in the game and give our offense an opportunity to manufacture some runs, Price said. To be successful on the mound, coach Price said Kansas would have to keep Texas Tech sophomore second baseman Jamodrick McGruder off the base paths and sophomore outfielder Barrett Barnes hitting the ball within the ballpark walls. McGruder grabs the Jayhawks attention this time around, after rifling off seven consecutive hits against them last season. The former freshman All-American is hitting .311 this season and ranks second in the Big 12 in stolen bases with 26. Barnes, the third batter in Texas Techs lineup, is hitting .288 and ranks second in the Big 12 in home runs hit with eight. A year ago we were behind in the count. They did a nice job of laying off pitches outside of the zone, and then they were all over the fastball when we threw it, Price said. Were going to have to spin the ball and get ahead in the count against them. Senior pitcher T.J. Walz opens the series for Kansas in Fridays 6:30 p.m. matchup. Sophomore Tanner Poppe will be starting in Saturdays 5 p.m. game, which will air nationally on Fox College Sports Central. Sundays 1 p.m. game will feature sophomore pitcher Thomas Taylor for the Jayhawks. The Kansas pitching staff brings in a 3.89 ERA in conference play, good for fifth in the conference. It will have to keep the damage caused by the Texas Tech bats to a minimum, in a weekend where theres so much to be lost or gained for the Jayhawks. Edited by Sarah Gregory

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QUOTE OF THE DAY


We have a lot of guys in that locker room that are banged up. They gave a great stand, Im proud to be a part of what they did. I think we have a bright future and a bright energy coming out of Denver through a year that had many, many different faces. Coach George Karl after the Denver Nuggets Game five loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder

Fans pick is not typical Madden cover boy

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THIS wEEK IN KANSAS ATHLETICS

TODAY
baseball vs. Texas Tech 6:30 p.m. Lubbock, Texas Tennis Big 12 Championships All Day Waco, Texas

FACT OF THE DAY


Oklahoma Citys Serge Ibaka sent back an estimated 12.4 percent of the 2-point attempts by the Nuggets in the five game series. BasketballReference.com

Which QB was sacked 76 times in one season?

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TRIVIA OF THE DAY

A: David Carr
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he biggest football stars in the world typically have the honor of gracing the cover of the football video game series Madden. Madden 12 left this years cover athlete up to its fans. The result was an upset victory by an up-and-coming running back for a losing team. According to the vote, this years most popular player is Peyton Hillis. Hillis, a 10 seed in the competition, took down huge names like Ray Rice, Matt Ryan, Jamaal Charles, Aaron Rodgers and Michael Vick. A seventh-round draft pick in 2008, Hillis was never expected to be a household name. But on Aug. 30, when Madden 12 splashes on to shelves, households across America will see his face daily for the next year. Hillis, a 25-year-old from Arkansas, gathered voting support from both the Browns and Razorback communities. He took 66 percent of the final rounds vote. One year ago, Hillis could not have imagined hed take down some of pro footballs biggest names in a popularity contest. A 6-foot-1 240-pound bruiser, Hillis carried the ball just 13 times in 2009, helping the Broncos move 54 yards toward the opponents end zones. In the third week of the 2010 season, Hillis burst onto the scene, carrying the

mvernon@kansan.com ball 22 times for 144 yards. He repeated his standout performance in week four, running for 102 yards off of 27 carries. Hillis finished his season rushing for more than 100 yards three more times for a total of 1,177 yards on the season. Hillis impressive season made him a fan favorite in Cleveland and an easy target of the ESPN hype machine. But does he deserve the fame? Ray Rice, Hillis first round opponent, ran for more yards than Hillis did in 2010, and is building off of two stunningly successful years with the Baltimore Ravens. Matt Ryan, Hillis second round foe, has had four impressive seasons with the Falcons at quarterback. Jamaal Charles ran for nearly 300 yards more than Hillis in 2010 on 30 fewer carries, but fell to Hillis by 20 percent in the

BY mike vernon

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voting. Another opponent, Aaron Rodgers, won Superbowl MVP, exorcised demons of Brett Favre past and had a postseason QB rating of 109.8. Then theres Michael Vick. Vick completed one of the greatest turnarounds in sports history last season, capturing the nations attention with dazzling plays week after week. Yet Hillis will be the one to take the coveted position on the cover, joining Eddie George, Marshall Faulk, Ray Lewis, and Brett Favre, among others. All of the aforementioned players were the best and most popular names in football at one point in their careers. Peyton Hillis does not yet fit that bill. Edited by Helen Mubarak

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Football depth chart | 8a

Players positions
Check out the depth chart that details the positions for both the offensive and defensive players for Saturdays spring game.

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Check out the depth chart on 8A Spring Game, Memorial Stadium, Tomorrow 1:30 p.m.
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The Kansas football team will play its annual spring game this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The players all want to leave a lasting impression on the coaches.

The spring game gives the players a chance to shine


by Kory Carpenter
kcarpenter@kansan.com The Kansas football team concludes spring practices with the annual spring game set for Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The format

of the scrimmage has yet to be determined by the coaching staff. Coach Turner Gill said Monday that the coaches will decide between a traditional game format and a less formal offense vs. defense scrimmage. nRedshirt freshman running back Brandon Bourbon will miss Saturdays game after injuring his foot in a practice last week. Bourbon is set to return in six to eight weeks and will be able to participate in summer conditioning. nSenior wide receiver Daymond

Patterson is returning from a leg injury and his status for Saturdays game is doubtful, according to coach Gill. Patterson led the team last season with 60 catches and 487 receiving yards. nGill noted that the secondary has made the most progress on the defense this spring. Keeston Terry and Bradley McDougald look to start the season. Terry missed most of 2010 after injuring his leg in week three when Kansas lost to Mississippi State. McDougald, who was recruited as a wide receiver,

made the switch to safety full-time during last season. nOn the defensive line, Gill said he has been most impressed with defensive end Pat Lewandowski and tackle Keba Agostinho. Toben Opurum has been steady as expected, according to Gill. Toben has definitely made a lot of strides, which is kind of what I expected. I think he is a lot more smooth in what he needs to do in terms of technique and coming out with a little more speed. nGill said overall execution was

his biggest concern heading into Saturdays game.

nRunning back Darrian Miller: Miller arrived on campus in January and has caught attention so far this spring, scoring four touchdowns in the teams first scrimmage. nTight end Tim Biere: Gill singled out Biere early on in spring as a potential leader for the Jayhawks in 2011. In year two of Gills more

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balanced offensive attack, Biere could have a breakout season this fall. nQuarterbacks Jordan Webb and Quinn Mecham: The starting quarterback spot is still up for grabs and both players have experience from last season. Saturdays performances could make lasting impressions heading into training camp this summer. Edited by Marla Daniels

Team prepares for weekend series and hopes to add to winning streak
by HannaH Wise
hwise@kansan.com The softball team is on a threegame winning streak going into this weekends series against No. 22 ranked Texas A&M. The Jayhawks have returned to the aggressive play style from the beginning of the season, defeating Iowa State 8-6 and Wichita State 11-3 in six innings and 6-3. It was a good day for us to have good at-bats and build our confidence, coach Megan Smith said after the Wichita State doubleheader. The team broke the its singleseason home run record of 54 home runs. They set the mark at 59 home runs by hitting five homers in their first game against the Shockers. In addition to breaking the home run record, the offense was more productive than they had been during their conference losing streak. We are just swinging a lot more aggressively, junior Liz Kocon said. In the past games we have been really passive, letting the pitchers work us. So our game plan was to come out and attack like we were earlier this season, and it definitely paid off. The batters finished the WSU doubleheader with 21 hits and 17 runs. This is a sharp increase in productivity from the rest of the conference season. The team bat-

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Sophomore shortstop Mariah Montgomery stops a ground ball at Wilkins Stadium in Wichita on Wednesday afternoon against Wichita State. Kansas defeated Wichita State during game one of Wednesdays doubleheader 11-3. ting average is .224 during Big 12 play, with 88 hits and 49 runs. Kocon, junior Marissa Ingle and sophomore Mariah Montgomery all left Wichita with home runs. The team needs to keep up the momentum gained against WSU Wednesday night. Keeping the attack mentality will be key for the Jayhawk batters in the remaining five regular season games. The team is right on the bubble as far as the NCAA committee is concerned. It is important for the team to walk away from these final games with five victories. We need to get a win this weekend, sophomore Mariah Montgomery said. It would be really big for us. We will be sitting pretty well and it will be very important to get a win, and it will be exciting for the team as well. Edited by Caroline Bledowski

oes the Kansas spring football game matter for anything? In many senses, no. The quarterback debate will loom large until the last weeks of August. The offensive and defensive lines wont prove competitive until they hit the field against live, unrestricted competition. And despite the premise that the annual spring game is the live, everyone knows it really isnt. The quarterbacks are handled like champagne glasses and the defensive players hold back on hits to stay healthy. I cant blame them, though. The football season is long enough as it is, and theres no use going through the offseason with a brace around an ankle. But there is always an uncontrollable excitement about the spring game. For many, its the first glimpse at a team that represents hope for the future. We all know the scar that last season put on both the Kansas football program and Turner Gills reputation. But this year, we will all be hoping for change. Gill is still the good guy. He is still the guy that will do things the right way. He still manages his players in the same fashion, respecting them while expecting greatness. But something is subtly different about him. He no longer jokes around,

This Saturdays game gives fans a reason to hope for the fall season D
nroesler@kansan.com twitter.com/#!/nicoroesler at least with the media, as much as he used to. He is all business. When talking about his team, he looks straight ahead, gives straight answers, and doesnt try to side step his way out of many questions. Spring ball has been all about business, and nothing less is expected from the spring game. But for all the hope that this Saturdays game represents, it will be poked with holes that desperately need to be filled. These holes will leave more fans with a question of faith in Gill, rather than with hope. The quarterback situation is as unpredictable as a squirrel running across the road. Jordan Webb will be heading into the spring game as the lead man. Quinn Mecham will probably share reps with him, and Kale Pick might take a few snaps for the heck of it, but by the end of the day, no questions will be

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answered. The reason: Brock Berglund. Berglund was supposed to be playing this Saturday. He was supposed to be the guy who saves this unproven Kansas team. But he will be a no show, after going back home for personal reasons. So what does a fan make of a spring game that is supposed to shed some light on the future of Kansas football when the light is shining on a bottomless well? Hope. Hope is the answer, and belief is what Gill and Kansas football want you to walk away from the game with. The belief that even without Berglund on Saturday, the team will impress, and hope that when Berglund gets back, the team wont miss a beat. After all, in 2007, when Oklahoma and Bob Stoops entered their spring game with the question of a starting quarterback being battled between Joey Halzle and Keith Nichol, the third guy on the list was the one who started the first game of the season. It was a young Sam Bradford. So no, the spring game doesnt count for anything when it comes to predicting lineups for next season. But it does give fans a glimpse at what team hopes to be when that time comes. Edited by Tali David