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Holiday honors values
KWANZAA from page 1
Kelley said. As a candle is lighted,
the family discusses the principle
that is being honored that day, she
During Kwanzaa week, each
symbol tells a different part of the
story of African-American tradi
tion. Three of the main symbols,
Kelley said, are a straw mat, a cup
made by hand and the seven can
dles and candle holder. Other sym
bols are an ear of com, gifts and a
feast. The feast is held on Dec. 31
when the black candle is lit.
The celebration and tradition
of Kwanzaa was developed by
Maulana Ron Karenga in the late
1960s. Karenga, a professor at the
University of Southern California
Long Beach, was a leading scholar
in African culture. To Karenga, the
holiday was about unifying
African-Americans with their cul
ture, Kelley said.
Learthen Dorsey, an associate
professor of history and ethnic
studies at UNL, does not celebrate
Kwanzaa, but knows about its tra
ditions and has friends who cele
“Kwanzaa is an Afro-centric
holiday but it is about African
Americans uniting with culture,”
Kelley said the holiday was
often mistaken as a substitute for
Christmas, which it isn’t. Just as
people celebrate the Christian cul
ture and tradition of Christmas,
she said, people celebrate
Kwanzaa as a tradition and cele
bration of African-American cul
“Kwanzaa is not just a substi
tute for Christmas... it is an addi
Holidays promise R&R',
family, football for students
By Jamie Suhr
Finals will soon be over and it will
be time for relief from the stress and
For many students winter break is
a time to visit family, go to work, or
just kick back.
Freshman business major Amy
Patras uses the vacation to work at the
grocery mart in Sargent to pay for
tuition. This is the only time of year
that she gets to work full time.
Joe Bousquet, a freshman meteo
rology major, will use his time off to
fulfill a dream. He’s obtaining a pilot’s
~ Graduate student Ted Bubak has
learned to balance his holiday time
between his two loves.
“I’m going to relax and spend time
with my wife. If I’m not doing that
then I’ll be out bow hunting or work
ing at Lemke Construction,” he said.
_ For students who live away from
their families, the break can give them
a much-needed time to visit.
Senior psychology major John
Christensen said he is going out of
town to visit his grandmother, grand
father and brother. “I haven’t seen
them since the summer,” he said.
The winter break may be the only
time for some parents to see their sons
and daughters during the school year.
It’s been a year since Nicole
Madsen, freshman pre-physical thera
py major, has seen her dad. She said
she’s going down to Clearwater, Fla.,
to get reacquainted.
Some students say the travel will
help them relieve the stress from
Kenny Ford, a junior business
finance major, is not going to rely on
just one trip to get away from the
“I’m traveling to Atlanta,
Cleveland and Los Angeles. I need to
get out, release some tension. I plan
on spending my break resting from all
the testing,” he said.
For Comhusker fans, Jan. 2 will
be an important day. The Huskers will
face Tennessee for a chance at their
third national title in four years.
“I’m going to Miami to watch the
Orange Bowl and to cheer on my boys
to a win,” said Kim Pella, a freshman
interior design major. “Then I’ll go
home to Overland Park, Kan., and
A couple of weeks away from
classes can give students a fresh start
and a chance to regroup for next
semester’s trials and tribulations.
Jessica Fujan, a freshman architecture
major, said she would relax while
spending time with family and
“I’ll just enjoy the time off from
From Staff Reports
All students who entered the tick
et lottery for the Orange Bowl game
will receive tickets.
The Athletic Department Ticket
Office sold exactly 500 tickets -
which was the total number available,
Ticket Office Director John Anderson
said. “The lottery is now void,” he
Last week, students could enter
the lottery with no guarantee they
would receive tickets.
Anderson said ticket sales multi
plied after Coach Tom Osborne
announced his resignation
Wednesday. About 300 tickets were
sold on Friday.
The Rnskers will nlav Tennessee
Jan. 2 in Pro Player Stadium in Miami.
Students may pick up their tickets
at the Athletic Department Ticket
Office any time after Wednesday. The
hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wilson calls off
to stay in state
From Staff Reports
Jimmy Wilson Sr. said Sunday he
is “99 percent sure” he won’t run for
Congress in 1998.
Wilson, who founded the James
B. Wilson Jr. Memorial Foundation
after his son was murdered in August
1995 while working as an Omaha
police officer, said he wanted to con
tinue the foundation’s work in
Nebraska rather than seek the 2nd
District congressional seat.
In recent weeks, Wilson said he
had been approached about running
for the Republican nomination. He
said he was flattered by those who
encouraged him to run, but said he
had decided to stay in Nebraska and
work for the passage of tougher crime
“I think with what I’m doing, who
I am and what I stand for, I could do a
hell of a lot more here in Nebraska
than I could do in Washington, D.C.”
From staff reports
The UNL forensics team had a vic
tory and another major achievement last
weekend in two separate tournaments.
One part of the team, consisting
mostly of younger members, took first
place over 19 other teams in a tourna
ment at Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Freshman Jody Christopherson’s win in
prose interpretation, junior Wayne
Bern’s win in communication analysis,
and senior Roger Stahl’s victories in
poetry interpretation and oral interpre
tation helped the team win for the sec
ond time in three years. Christopherson
and freshman Katie Koch also won in
At a two-part tournament in Tempe,
Ariz., the rest of the team took fifth
among 64 schools. Senior Mike Wagner
won in communication analysis at the
semester’s largest tournament Second
place winners included senior David
Azizinamini in poetry interpretation
and Wagner in after-dinner speaking.
In the first semester, the forensics
team has won 36 championships and
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