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\ VOL. 99 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 8
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Nebraska Coach Frank Solich announced
Monday that quarterback Bobby Newcombe will
start against Iowa on Saturday. PAGE 9
Art of the Brewmaster
The Anheuser-Busch beer masters give
Nebraska State Fair-goers a taste of brewing’s
complex science. PAGE 11
August 31, [1999
A Uttue of Every^wg
Partly sunny, high 90. Partly ptwfc tonight, low 70.
i fight large
r By Jake Bleed
Senior staff writer
Eighty citations were given countywide last
weekend for illegal drinking and related crimes.
The Lincoln Police Department and the
Lancaster County Sheriff’s office initiated sepa
; rate details targeting partiers.
Put into effect on random evenings through
•. out the year to combat large parties, Lincoln’s
[ party patrol was out again Friday, the second
t weekend in a row on the second weekend of the
I “The whole object here is to convince people
if they break the law, they run a good chance of
running afoul of the police,” Lincoln Police Chief
Tom Casady said.
Forty-nine citations were distributed by the
city detail, including 11 for maintaining a disor
derly house, four for distributing alcohol without
• a license and 14 for minor in possession of alco
Twenty-nine party-related citations were
handed out by last weekend’s detail.
The detail started last September. It was put
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A fair challenge
CODY KRULA, 3, makes his way through the hay maze at the Family Fun Farm at the Nebraska State Fair on Monday. Krula was at the fair
with his mother, Jody Krula, of Lincoln.
RUSH, AKA “LADDER DUDE,” demonstrates how to
■aster the ladder game that he operates at the
Rehnwha State Fair.
Fraternity numbers down
Fraternity membership has been in
decline for 10 years, but the recruiting success
of some houses and a formal rush proposal in
the fall are seen as the keys to reversing this
According to Linda Schwartzkopf, direc
tor of Greek Affairs, 422 new members joined
fraternities this year, down from 455 last year.
In 1990,556 students joined
Currently, fraternities conduct an informal
rush, contacting prospective members and
holding social events through the summer.
In contrast, sororities conduct a formal
rush, coordinating events and meeting poten
tial members during a four-day process in the
Schwartzkopf said part of the reason fra
ternity numbers are down is the failure of fra
ternities to recruit students from out of state.
She said the current, informal rush system
does a goodjob of reaching prospective mem
bers from Nebraska but fails to address the
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(Fraternities) have to
compete with the dorms
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Upperclassmen give freshmen tips
■ Older, wiser students give
advice on making friends and
surviving away from tome.
By Sarah Fox
You buy carpet to match your bedspread,
- borrow a microwave from your parents’
friends and rent a fridge.
The Husker football team looks down
.from a poster on your wall, and your friends’
smiles are frozen in framed photos on your
After you spend all that money and effort
creating the perfect room, you shouldn’t for
get that there’s a lot more out there.
At least that’s the advice many UNL
upperclassmen have for incoming freshmen.
Many come to college and think they’re
the only people who are lonely, or who don’t
know whatthey’ll do on the weekend.
However, freshmen should concentrate on
meeting new people and being friendly,
according to five upperclassmen at the
Shelly Hock, a sophomore international
affairs major, said her best friends came from
her floor in Smith Residence Hall. She spent
time with friends from high school during her
first year at UNL when she was “down and
out.” Then she became closer to people she
met as a freshman.
“The first semester, it was just random
conversation. You still have some inhibitions,
shyness and homesickness,” she said. “The
second semester you loosen up.”
Hock wasn’t sure if she belonged at UNL
during her first semester.
“I thought of myself as a higjh school stu
dent in college, like I was imposing on every
one else,” she said “I finally realized I had a
right to be there.”
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