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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Volume 100 I Issue 30
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As a part of the Hindu celebration of Holi on March 27, hospitality management sophomore Andrew Williams and
other students welcomed spring with an Indian tradition of Holi by splattering one another with colored powder.
Computer engineering graduate student and event coordinator Chaitra Urs said the event's religious significance
was to recognize Hindu gods triumphing over evil.
ashion show to raise
A trash Can full of old
grocery bags, crushed soda
cans and crumpled newspapers
could become :2013*s hippest
new spring dress in an effort
to raise awareness about recy-
The Denton Public Library
and the city of Denton
Solid Waste and Recycling
Department teamed up to
create the Trashion Fashion
Show that will take place
April 20 at the Denton Redbud
Designers will create outfits
made completely out of recy-
cled materials to promote
sustainability, recycling and
"The goal is to raise aware-
ness about all the stuff that
people throw away," said
luIi Gonzalez, co-creator of
Trashion Fashion and Public
ServiCeS Librarian. "We want
people to see that recycling
and reusing and repurposing
are options for items they may
not want anymore."
Gonzalez wanted to create
an Earth Day program at the
library and decided to focus the
event on recycling. She teamed
"Thegoal is to raise awareness
about all the stuff that
people throw away"
-Juli Gonzalez, co-creator of Trashion Fashion Show
up with Alana Presley from the
city of Denton's Solid Waste
and Recycling Department and
the UNT fashion department
to put together the show.
"We are always looking for
ways to reach diverse audi-
ences," Presley said. "And by
partnering with the library on
an event such as the Trashion
Fashion show we are able to
achieve that goal."
The fashion show is
intended to educate the
designers, students and
community members about
recycling and sustainability,
but with an artistic twist
through fashion. Nicole Cocco,
outreach coordinator for the
office of; sustainability at UNT,
said she supports the city's
efforts to promote sustain-
ability through art.
"Using art and creativity
to connect to a wide variety
of people in order to educate
them about topics of sustain-
able development is one of
the most effective methods to
promote behavior change,"
Cocco said. "I think the; city
of Denton and the recycling
department are very innova-
tive for putting on such an
This is the city's second
Trashion event, with the goal
of having an even bigger
turnout this year, Gonzalez
said. Gonzalez wanted to team
up with city departments, such
as UNT and Keep Denton
Beautiful, in order to reach as
many people as possible.
Designs will be photo-
graphed and featured in a
fashion show at the Redbud
Festival at noon on the day of
the event. Designers will be
given the chance to show off
designs and winners in each
age category will win prizes.
12-week study finds that osteopathy reduces lower back pain
Researchers at the UNT Health
Science Center have established
osteopathic manual treatment as
an option for treating lower back
pain. Though osteopathy was
first developed in 1874, the results
from a 12-week study this spring
mark the first time it has been
formally studied for its ability to
In the test, which also tested
ultrasound therapy, 455 volun-
teers with chronifi: lower back
pain were each
a real OMT
regimen or a
either an ultra-
or a placebo
"There were basically four
Combinations," said John
Licciardone, director of the
Osteopathic Research Center and
lead author of the study.
Licciardone said the placebo
regimens consisted of doctors
going through the motions, but
not applying enough pressure
to significantly help the patient.
Assistant director of the
Osteopathic Research Center
Cathy Kearns said the two treat-
ments are different. Ultrasound
therapy sends sound waves into
the patient's muscles, vibrating
them and heating them up to relax
pain. OMT involves the physi-
cian physically correcting prob-
lems with a patient's muscles
"The goal of OMT is to kind of
restore motion to specific areas in
the body that may be trouble for
the person," Kearns said. "They
try to restore motion, alleviate
pain and get blood flow going in
Sometimes, the problems aren't
in the lower back at all. Kearns
said muscular issues in the leg
and neck areas could be to blame
for lower back pain, and said that
Psychology professor Zina
Trost works with the Osteopathic
Research Center on the psycho-
logical factors behind back pain.
She said that while the sources of
back pain can vary, the psycho-
logical and social factors that exac-
erbate low back pain are every-
"When you have a disability,
not only are you physically
uncomfortable, but you lose a lot
of the things that give you plea-
sure and define you as a person,"
she said. "We've done studies on
college students, and the same
kinds of factors are present."
Trost said that 80 percent of
people will develop back pain in
their lives, though only 10 percent
will develop a chronic condition.
The study's results showed that
OMT was demonstrably effective,
with 50 percent of OMT patients
reporting a substantial reduction
in pain, while only 35 percent
of the placebo OMT patients
reporting such a reduction.
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UN veteran working toward 2016 Special Olympics goal
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This is a continuation of the War
Comes Home series.
Sounds of ringing are
echoing in his head like loud
bass speakers. He doesn't hear
anything else. Life is moving in
slow motion, but he can start to
hear the sounds of a machine
gun. He reaches: down to his
leg, and his hands are covered in
blood. He grabs a tourniquet and
tries to put it on, but it breaks.
He turns to his sergeant and sees
him slumped over. He screams
when he realizes the sergeant's
body has been blown in half.
He turns to the gunner and
screams for another tourniquet.
He tries again. It breaks again.
He makes a tourniquet with
his hands and sits, trying to stop
the bleeding. A radio call finally
comes through and ten minutes
later he is carried and put behind
a vehicle. He is lucid, delirious,
and losing too much blood. He
sings the lyrics to "Hey Jude" by
the Beatles and the other soldiers
join in. He passes out and wakes
up in a hospital in Baghdad
the next day, one leg missing,
remembering everything that
happened the night before.
When they made their rounds
for the night on January 10th,
2009, Andrew Bradley, 24, never
thought that the vehicle he
was driving would be hit with
an EFP - Explosively Formed
Penetrator. He and nine other
soldiers were patrolling around
Balad, Iraq, to ensure that the
Iraqi police had trash cans, The
streets were known for being
layered with feces, and sanita-
tion was an issue, Bradley said
he remembers the new lieu-
tenant telling him to drive back
to the base the same way they
went out, which was atypical.
"He told us to go back the
same way we went, but you don't
ever want to go back the same
way you came in," Bradley said.
The reason for this, he said,
is because it gives people an
opportunity to set up IEDs, or
Improvised Explosive Devices.
The sounds of songs shuffling
on an iPod filled the vehicle and
harmonized with the noise of
gravel crackling with every inch
forward on the tires. The streets
were dark and clear, as if seeing
through a pair of sunglasses.
And out of nowhere, the EFP hit.
Bradley said everyone from
the troop was affected more
than just physically. For Bradley,
it meant becoming the mara-
thon runner that he is today. But
before submerging his body in
marathons and coming to terms
with his life outside of the mili-
tary, Bradley Spent almost two
months at a medical Center in
San Antonio, after surgery on
his leg at a German Air Force
base. He then spent a full year
in physical rehab and worked
side-by-side with others who had
lost limbs in the war. His mother
stayed with him for five months
during this time, and his sister
remembers his uplifting attitude
about the whole situation.
"I think I heard my brother
Complain once in the hospital
and it was about smelling blood
- and that was it," said Kristen
Bradley, Andrew's 25-year-old
sister. "We went to the store to
buy Febreze and not a single
lament after that."
If it Weren't for him signing up
for the Army at 17 years old back
in 2007, Bradley might not have
realized his hunger for running.
"It made a huge change in
my life," Bradley said. "It's my
Bradley is grateful for his
passion in running because it has
become a religious experience
for him, he said. It all started
when his sister, Kristen, got a
job at Run On! Fitness in 2012.
She began running everyday,
and after a while, Bradley said
he became competitive. In the
beginning, however, Bradley
had a difficult time running
"Icould barely run one and a
half miles eight months ago, but
one night I just went out and ran
10 miles straight," Bradley said.
"Then it all the sudden clicked."
Bradley is currently working
toward bringing this tranquil
mindset to his next big goal:
running in the 2016 Special
"I think if I try, I can get
there," Bradley said. "I know I
have it in me and the ability to
Bradley moved to Denton in
2010 and began a new chapter in
his life. But after taking a year's
worth of classes at UNT and not
feeling academically engaged,
Bradley realized his situation. Photo bv Mesgan Hatton/Contributing Wrtier
Iraq War veteran Andrew Bradley sports his recently earned medal after running
26 miles in a marathon. Bradley was injured in combat in 2009, and after three
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