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of alcohol danger
Joel Goldman tells students to avoid
mixing alcohol with sexual choices
By Christina Fechner
Students may make different deci
sions about sex when they are drunk
than they would otherwise, and those
decisions could be deadly, said Joel
Goldman, this year’s Do It Sober
The speech kicked off National
Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.
It was sponsored by Sigma Alpha
Epsilon Fraternity and Delta Delta
Goldman spoke to a full crowd in
the Lied Center for Performing Arts
for the event, which is in its 17™ year
at the University of Nebraska
Goldman, who travels to colleges
nationwide to share his experiences'
with HIV, used humor and personal
stories to better relate to the students.
The program began with a video
of Goldman’s experiences in college.
It portrayed nights of his drinking and
mornings of his hangovers. Goldman
admitted that on some of the morn
ings he could not remember the night
He spoke about the risks of drink
ing and engaging in sexual activities,
including the possibilities of sexual
assault and HIV or other sexually
Jon Bunning, a senior advertising
major, and Chrissy Campbell, a junior
business administration major,
worked as organizers of the program.
Bunning said he felt that the pro
gram was powerful for students. He
said he also thinks Goldman’s
approach was a good way for students
to learn the effects of alcohol.
“We’re not trying to preach. We’re
dying to educate,” Bunning said. “It is
something that students need to think
about, and they may not pay attention
when they should.”
Goldman used an interactive exer
cise that got students giggling, but at
the same time realizing they are at risk
of contracting sexually transmitted
Students were given pieces of
paper at the beginning of the program
that had the information about the
sexual choices the students would
make at a pretend party.
Students were told to shake hands
with three people in the Lied Center
crowd. Shaking hands symbolized
' Some people had drank that night,
others had unprotected sex, and some
had used drugs. Those students were
asked to stand.
tJy the end ot the exercise more
than half of the auditorium was stand
ing because there was a possibility
that they had contracted HIV or
Goldman told the students the
exercise showed that anyone could get
an STD, and personal decisions make
a difference in whether that happens.
Campbell said that the program
went well and that she hoped it had an
impact on students.
“No one can make other people’s
decisions for them, but the program
can help get information to them,”
Stacey Mendlik, a sophomore
nursing major, attended the program
and said that it was interesting to hear
the message from a personal view
“I think it will only affect people
for a week, but if it affects even a few
people it was worth it,” Mendlik said.
Mayor supports holiday
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community” the proclamation read.
Unlike the previous mayor,
Wesely is dedicated to making the city
more inclusive, Quenzer said.
“This is a whole new administra
tion,” she said. “The focus of the
administration is to be inclusive, to
provide a better quality of life for all
of Lincoln’s citizens. When some
body is doing something positive, it is
our job to commend them on those
Quenzer said the mayor’s office
has received nothing but positive reac
tions to the decision to issue the
“The feedback we’ve gotten has
been very, very positive,” she said.
“The community seems to be very
excited about it.”
The Aaron Zimmer Band and
Blacklight Sunshine will play in the
Nebraska Union ballroom Thursday
night. Blacklight Sunshine will play
from 10 to 11 p.m. Because of a
! reporting error, die location and time
were listed incorrectly in Monday’s
Jeremy Patrick, a University of
Nebraska law student who was at the
rally, thought the proclamation was a
very positive step for Lincoln’s gay
“I know Johanns wouldn’t support
us, so I’m glad that the city has a much
better environment,” he said. “It is
certainly much more progressive
Patrick said he was pleased that he
could be part of the memorable expe
“I’m very happy, very proud,” he
said. “This was a very emotional day,
and I am glad to be part of it.”
Genevieve Critel, a sophomore
women’s studies major at UNL,
echoed Patrick’s comments.
“I am really excited,” she said. “It
has been a long time coming, and it is
one more important step to equality.”
The Nebraska Court of Appeals
affirmed the ruling of a Lancaster
County District Court in dismissing
evidence seized from a Lincoln man
during a drug arrest. Because of a
reporting error in Monday’s law and
order briefs, the court was listed
I Students given financial advice
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they consistently saved money and
avoided extravagant spending.
“My advice to you is: If you can’t
afford it, don’t buy it,” Buffett said.
Buffett cautioned students to
avoid credit card debt. He said stu
dents could never “get ahead of the
game” while making monthly pay
ments at high interest.
Jackson told the students that
financial decisions must be based on
“The question is: Are we spiritu
ally sound enough to be making
investing decisions?” he said.
Jackson said financial empower
ment for all Americans was the next
fundamental struggle in American
He named ending slavery, end
ing segregation and universal voting
rights as other fundamental strug
gles in American history.
My advice to you is: If you can’t afford it,
don’t buy it ”
He said stereotypes about poor
people being minorities and unem
ployed were simply not true.
“Most poor people in this coun
try are young, white and female,”
Jackson said. “Most poor people
work every day. They cook, they
clean. They are farmers or waiters.”
Kerrey said he became interest
ed in personal finance and invest
ment issues when he began working
on saving the Social Security pro
He said he hadn’t had much per
sonal experience in planning for
“I didn’t plan for mine,” he said.
“I got lucky in business. That’s
where my financial security came
Kerrey said it was essential that
the students use the information they
had learned at the conference to start
planning for their own retirements.
“At 16, 17, 18 years of age,
(retirement) seems far away,” he
said. “Now is the time to start
preparing for it.”
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