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Monday November 9, 2009 Volume 104, Issue 54 WWW.BGVIEWS.COM
Times are hard, cut back if you can Columnist Mike Thurau writes that along with the economy and job market, the way of life for college students has changed | Page 4
COURTNEY STELLAR | THE BG NEWS
I agree to disagree
ROCK: The new location of the rock has been moved forward closer to the Fine Arts building. Construction can be seen where the old rock was located.
Faculty columnist Phil Schurrer responds to a recent submission criticizing his previous column on health care | Page 4
Spirit Rock may move back to Alumni Mall due to construction
Public ready to see a change America has been talking about solutions to the war on drugs for years; however, the public is finally pushing for action | Page 3
Iraq hits a milestone
s u p m a Students attempt to recreate c o t historic music festival on campus s e m Co By Michelle Olmstead Reporter
A love for music has united four students in the quest for an outdoor â€œWoodstockâ€? experience. Although they have majors ranging from business to music education, junior Jeremy England, along with seniors Sean Nave, Jessica Wilkins and Tony Klever are all members of Quadtopia, a new student See MUSIC | Page 2
Obama congratulates Iraq on its parliamentâ€™s passage of a new election law | Page 5
ALLIE BANDY | PHOTO ILLUSTRATION
Hockey team has it rough
PEOPLE ON THE STREET
By Anthony Phillips Reporter
The Falcon hockey team continued its losing streak this weekend as it faced off against Ferris State and lost both games | Page 6
Alleged shooter tied to same Virginia mosque of 9/11 hijakckers By Pamela Hess The Associated Press
The family of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who killed 13 and wounded 29 WASHINGTON â€” The alleged at the Texas military base, held Fort Hood shooter apparently his motherâ€™s funeral at the Dar attended the same Virginia al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls mosque as two Sept. 11 hijackers Church, Va., on May 31, 2001, in 2001, at a time when a radical according to her obituary in the Roanoke Times newspaper. imam preached there. At the time, Anwar Aulaqi was Whether the Fort Hood shooter associated with the hijackers an imam, or spiritual leader, at is something the FBI will prob- the Washington-area mosque. ably look into, according to a Aulaqi told the FBI in 2001 that, law enforcement official who before he moved to Virginia spoke on condition of anonym- in early 2001, he met with 9/11 ity because the investigation is hijacker Nawaf al-Hazmi several times in San Diego. Al-Hazmi ongoing.
was at the time livingwithKhalid a l-M i hd h a r, another hijacker. Al-Hazmi and another hijacker, Hani Hanjour, attended the Dar al Hijrah mosque in Virginia in early April 2001. In his FBI interview, Aulaqi denied ever
Nidal Malik Hasan PROVIDED BY CHINESE CLUB
See SHOOTER | Page 2
SUNSHINE AND BATTLES ON MAC BEACH
What kind of festival would you hold?
WARM: Freshman Lainie Keper enjoys the unusually warm November weather yesterday afternoon. Keper studied for a KENDALLYN NUSS Freshman, Art
â€œA nudist festival.â€? | Page 4
Sociology exam Sunday with ocassional breaks to watch the Dagorhir practice ALAINA BUZAS | THE BG NEWS
tion there is a need to move it,â€? Swanka said. Current students have seen The Spirit Rock may be return- the rock in its second location in ing to its original resting place the field west of Kreischer. However, the second location in the Alumni Mall. The decision to move the Spirit of the rock is now surrounded Rock originally was due to the by a fence and is inaccessible renovation of the Alumni Mall, to students. which is between Kreischer and The fence will stay in place Harshman. until completion of the Wolfe Before the renovation of the Center. Alumni Mall in the early 2000s, The rock has moved again, to Gale Swanka, event planning a third location, just across the and reservationsâ€™ senior associ- sidewalk and out of the conate director for operations, said struction area. Ryan Miller, a project manthere was a pond between the residence halls and the spirit ager in the design and construction department, said the currock sat next to it. â€œWhen [the University] did fill rent move was for the student in the pond, they moved the organizations. rock from that area, [during the See ROCK | Page 2 renovation], to the field west of Harshman and Kreischer, and now again with construc-
going on nearby. See more photos page 8
CLUB: The Chinese club, pictured above, rebuilt this year after a new president took over. The club has held various activies this semseter including Chinese cooking partices.
New president takes over, rebuilds Chinese club By Anthony Phillips Reporter
â€œI am pretty much just stumbling around in the dark, trying to get things moving again,â€? Becoming president for a group Verhoff said. He said rebuilding the group can be a difficult task, especially when your predecessor has been both interesting and graduates and leaves you with challenging because he is working from scratch. no past information. Sophomore China Billotte Senior Seth Verhoff, president of the Chinese club, said See PRESIDENT Page 2 this is the situation he is in, and because of this, he is rebuilding the organization.
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