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Migration should have
been to KSU game
When ASUN selected the Nebraska
Oklahoma State game as the UNL’s migra
tion game for this season, it seemed like a
After all, the Association of Students of
the University of Nebraska told the students
it had secured 1,000 seats for the game at
Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.,
rather than the customary 500 tickets.
It also told students that they were good
seats - the kind that some students lack at
Nebraska home games.
But in selecting the OSU game, ASUN
made a glaring oversight: It didn’t select the
Kansas State game. That game, to be played
Nov. 14, would have been a better choice for
a migration game for three major reasons.
First, both teams likely will be undefeat
ed going into the K-State game. The game
could have national title implications.
Next, ASUN blew a chance to help stu
dents gain access to a popular and expensive
game, choosing instead to help students get
tickets to a game where an abundance of
affordable tickets already existed.
Approaching Arrowhead Stadium,
hordes of scalpers held up tickets for sale
along the interstate. Within close proximity
to the stadium, there were even more tickets
for sale - at least a thousand.
The scalpers’ prices weren’t high either.
All seats were being sold for face value or
^just above face value. And almost all of
those seats tvere better than the ones ASUN
received forNU students.
Finally, this game didn’t feel like a
migration game. There was no pocket of red
amidst a sea of the opponent’s colors.
It was a home-away-ffom-home-game;
the maj ority of fans were for Nebraska. It did
not have the feel nor the excitement of being
on the road.
To be fair, choosing K-State would have
presented two drawbacks. The NU Athletic
Department would have gotten 500 tickets
for the student lottery instead of the 1,000
allotted to students in Arrowhead Stadium.
Also, the seats wouldn’t have been as
good as those guaranteed for the OSU game,
if you consider the end zone “good.”
Despite its unfortunate designation as
the migration game, the NU-OSU game was
a great one to witness. Nebraska and
Oklahoma State battled for four quarters and
through a dramatic finish.
But students didn’t need ASUN’s help in
seeing the game. Many might have had bet
ter seats without it. All ASUN did with its
decision to make OSU the migration game
was decide against helping UNL students
witness a greater game at Kansas State.
Now few students will see that great bat
tle unless they can afford to shell out a hun
dred dollars or more per ticket.
Let this be a lesson to ASUN: More is not
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How to survive college on one dollar a day
A.L. FORKNER is a junior
news-editorial major and a
Daily Nebraskan columnist.
Today’s lecture in the college sur
vival series is how to get by on a dollar
or less a day. It’s really very easy.
But thanks to Uncle Sam (and
Momma Sam and Daddy Sam) tuition,
board and books are already paid for.
Theoretically, that’s all the expens
es you should have.
As we all know, certain little “extra
expenses” come up during the semes
That’s what we are going to deal
You know the little extras like beer,
citations and tattoo removal. Those
require money. Usually up front.
I’m not going to go over all of the
ways to make said money. That’s a dif
ferent lecture all together.
To make things easy, we’ll just
assume that your income will come
from the three main sources: Plasma,
pawn shops and knocking over 7
None of those really brings in a lot
of money. Of course, they don’t
require much work either.
Anyway, careful budgeting of your
limited, marginally legal income is
Let’s begin, shall we?
Eating cheap is actually easy. Just
pick up a copy of the DN (Please read
the opinion page first) and turn to the
Toward the end of the classified
pages you’ll find a section marked
“Meetings.” Read these announce
Several offer free food.
Plus, you get more involved in
campus activities, which is always
good. That means more food-filled
Cost to you: No money. It’s free
you twit. .
However, there is a mental cost.
But in the long run, a Valentino’s pizza
is worth listening to an hour of envi
ronmentally friendly, fat-free, republi
If you really need it, your folks will
give you the money.
Of course, convincing them that
you are in dire need of 12 gallons of
“South Park”-scented Vaseline might
prove difficult. (But, then again, don’t
we all have that need?)
Which brings us to the money sav
ing tips for shopping.
r Don’t go.
There really is no need for new
clothes. On any given day there will be
numerous cell phone, credit card and
campus groups giving away free T
Fill out an application, get a shirt.
Free trade at it’s purest.
A little hint from your friendly
neighborhood column man: Give ’em
your parents’ name and address.
That way, after the lists are sold to
telemarketers, your parents can enjoy
the limitless opportunities provided by
Cost to you: Nothing but the time
required to fill out countless forms.
Heck, we do that all the time for the
university free of charge.
This one is tricky. Movies cost
money, dinner costs money, and con
certs cost a lot of money.
The University Program Council
does put on free shows for students.
Unfortunately the movies usually are
bad David Schwimmer films. (Isn’t
saying “bad David Schwimmer film”
However, I hear “Spice World”
might be coming soon.
No, for my money nothing pro
vides cheap entertainment like child
ish, juvenile pranks.
I’m not talking about hiding under
wear in the freezer (although, once we
hid an entire load of whites in the bot
tom of an ice machine).
I’m talking inane little pranks.
Why do you think it’s called “sopho
Start out simple, say “South Park”
Vaseline on all the doorknobs. Another
friendly hint: Do your own door, too,
otherwise you give yourself away.
Then you’re ready to move into the
more complex and dangerous pranks.
Start by sending a letter to your
favorite sorority from the Center For
Disease Control. Tell ’em that one of
the campus fraternities may be conta
Feel free to make up your own dis
ease. Be creative. Give it a long name
and just barely plausible symptoms.
Remember, the more scabs the bet
Next, randomly pick a name out of
the campus phone book. Call the per
son and confess the torrid affair you’ve
been having with his or her significant
True, there is a 50/50 chance
they’ll be single. In that case, apolo
gize and hang up.
I’m not a total jerk.
(DISCLAIMER: Doing any of the
latter may lead to fines, expulsions
and ass-ldckings. Mr. Forkner takes no
responsibility for anyone stupid
enough to do any of those things.
Screwdja, Oveur and ButtGud attor
neys at law.)
Cost to you: Negligible. You have
a phone, and you can always steal
your roommate s 12 gallons of
Which brings us to our final
If you saved like you should have,
you’ll have $7. That works out to 14
50-cent beers at Iguanas on Thursdays.
Of course, if you have a more
refined taste (like me) then you have
enough for seven beers on dollar
domestic night at Old Chicago.
Or you can take the easy way out -
date a rich dude/chick.
I’d like to thank all of you for
attending today’s lecture. Don’t forget
to tip your waitress and have a good
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